Janakpuri is a major residential colony in West Delhi, India. It is one of the affluent areas of West Delhi. The area started to develop in the 1970s. In recent years it has gained good popularity with residents of West Delhi for it houses the commercial complex of District Centre along with various government offices and other businesses.
Planning And Location:
It is divided into four major blocks namely A,B,C and D which are then divided into sub-blocks e.g. A1, A2, A3, B, C1, C-2, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-4-A, C-4-D, C-5-A and so on, B block is the only block to have dual alphabet blocks - BA, BB, BC, BD, BE and BF. It is one of the biggest planned residential colonies in Asia
and consists of both DDA flats and private houses (Kothis). Janakpuri shares its boundaries with Tilak Nagar, Fateh Nagar, Najafgarh Road (Shivaji Marg), Pankha Road, Lajwanti Garden, Vishnu Garden, Station Road (Carippa Marg), and Delhi Cantonment
All the blocks of Janakpuri have at least one shopping center. Traditionally, the more popular markets in Janakpuri have been the C-4-E market and the B-1 super market. Lately, "The District Center" (near the B-1 periphery and Janakpuri West Metro Station) with its cinema multiplex, (multi-storeyed shopping-cum-office complexes, restaurants, book shops, fast-food outlets, gift stores, brand showrooms and a 5-star Hotel Hilton has emerged to become a prominent commercial hub in West Delhi. Dilli Haat
is now under construction in C-Block behind the Hari Nagar Depot.
Janakpuri hosts weekly produce markets at various locations each day of the week. On Wednesdays the weekly market is located on the road between A1 and A2 Blocks. The Friday market is between B1 and B3 Block, Saturday market is on the C4 Block road. Sunday Market in on the D-Block Road. "Chhoti Sabzi Mandi" in B-Block is a big one-stop market for purchasing milk products, fruits and vegetables etc. whereas Possangi Pur market near district-center is famous for buying things of everyday uses at whole-sale rates.
Places Of Worship:
Janakpuri has a number of active and vibrant temples, gurdwaras, Churches and other places of worship. Some of the more prominent places of worship are the Kripa Dham, Jai Mata Di Mandir, the Sri Rajarajeshwari temple, the St. Gregorios Church, Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabhas at Narang Colony,A1,A2,B1,B2,C2,C4,D (Best Block)-Block are present, the Ganesh Mandir and the Evangelical Church of India. One cannot go past the Kripa Dham without hearing the musical chanting of "Ram Ji Ram Ram".
Janakpuri has close to 100 small, medium and large parks. Janakpuri is divided into blocks, each main block A, B, C and D have all large parks under DDA. B Block District Park is spread over 25 Acres is not well maintained but C-Block District Park is spread over 15 acres and is very well maintained. An estimated 10,000 people converge at B-Block and C-Block District parks for their morning walk between 4:30 AM and 9:00 AM every single day.