is an affluent suburb of the South Delhi district of Delhi.It is named in honor of Lala Lajpat Rai, also known the Lion of Punjab, and is today most known for the Lajpat Nagar Central Market. There is also one more Lajpat Nagar in Ghaziabad in the NCR region.
The suburb is divided into four parts: Lajpat Nagar I, II, III (north of the Ring Road) and IV (south of the Ring Road). Housing colonies like Amar Colony, Dayanand Colony, Double Storey (also known as Nirmal Puri), National Park and Vikram Vihar are also located in it. Lajpat Nagar I has one of the leading car accessories and clothing market in South Delhi.The colony falls partially under the New Delhi
(Lok Sabha constituency) and part of it is in the East Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency).
Lajpat Nagar is well connected by Delhi Transport Corporation bus services and the Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System. Route no. 543 connects East Delhi Anand Vihar to Lajpat Nagar, and Teevr Mudrika connects Lajpat Nagar to the North (Rohini) and West Delhi Punjabi Bagh
. The Lajpat Nagar Station of the Delhi Metro is an elevated station lying on the Metro’s Violet Line. It is located between the Jangpura
and Moolchand stations. The station was opened to public along with the first section of the Violet Line. Kalkaji is another popular place in south delhi, which is very near to Lajpat Nagar. Visitors can take Delhi Metro from Kalka Mandir
metro station to reach Lajpat Nagar.
Lajpat Nagar is home to a large Punjabi community, as seen in Hindi films like Do Dooni Chaar (2010) and Vicky Donor (2012), which are set in the locality. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) was also captured in the streets of Lajpat Nagar. Even in the recently released Cocktail(2012), Saif's mother(played by Dimple Kapadia) is from Lajpat Nagar.
Areas Near Lajpat Nagar:
- Defence Colony
- Sant nagar
- South Extension
- Ashram Chowk
- Sarita Vihar
- Maharani Bagh
- East of Kailash
- Friends Colony