“Having lived in Malviya Nagar for about three years, I can say this with certainty that the locality served my twin purpose of living in the heart of South Delhi with a medium budget to the fullest.”
Review by Medhika
Quality of Infrastructure:
Overall Rating – 2/3
What needs fixing:
- Traffic Jams
- Garbage Disposal
Other Facilities Ratings:
- Where to Stay – Qutub Residency, Sri Aurobindo Marg
- Schools/Hospitals – Max Hospital, Saket
“Having lived in Malviya Nagar for about three years, I can say this with certainty that the locality served my twin purpose of living in the heart of South Delhi with a medium budget to the fullest.
Well connected by the Metro (Malviya Nagar station on the Yellow Line) and with no dearth of cabs and autos, it is a good place to live and survive on public transport.
With many dining options dotting the Malviya Nagar main road, there is something to eat for every pocket and every taste bud. Delhi Heights (for amazing Punjabi/Mughlai food), Pema’s (for Chinese,Tibetan), Shoalin (Chinese) and Tpot (coffee, sandwiches) are some of my go-to places. The best part is they deliver food till late in the night at no extra cost.
Living with my sister in a flat was never a concern safety-wise as the presence of the police station nearby ensured that hooligans stayed in check. Frequent patrolling of the roads at night was also a much appreciated practice that added value to the neighbourhood.
Another important feature that made living here easy was the abundant availability of cooks, cleaners and helpers. The local market of Malviya Nagar is self-sufficient in providing all domestic things of necessity and one doesn’t need to look further. The only downside to living here is that rent for a decent place can get quite high if you are looking for a property near the main road. However, if you can find a place that’s a little away, the rent can be significantly cheaper.
Traffic jams are infamous in this part of Delhi. Sometimes, it is easier to walk a few kilometres than rely on wheels to take you anywhere. For the health conscious, there is a park every 200 mts. and a gym every 500 mts. : this is as good as it can get.
If one is a mall rat like me, then it should be noted that it takes only about 15 minutes on foot to reach Select Citywalk / DLF Place Saket from the main road. Burning the guilt after having a giant tiramisu at Big Chill late in the night and then walking home from the mall to burn the calories never sounded so easy!“