Delhi Lifestyle: A Must Read Guide to Move to Delhi

  • by Mansi Rai
  • 14-07-2021
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Planning to move to Delhi? This is the Guide for you!

Although Delhi is the capital of our country, that is not all that it is known for. There is a magical aura in the city that you just can’t escape. Delhi is known for various reasons all over the world for its culture, heritage, cuisine, monuments, large malls, gardens, and Delhi lifestyle.

Anything you might want to experience, Delhi has it. Living in Delhi could help provide you with a comfortable, relatively cheap and enjoyable lifestyle. The Delhi NCR region is ever developing.

If you’re thinking of moving and living in Delhi, you should definitely do it! It would be one of the best decisions you have ever made. However, it is understandable that due to the vast variety of choices Delhi offers, things might get a little confusing. 

Thus, if you are considering living in Delhi, we have prepared for you the perfect guide that includes some of the best places for living in Delhi. You would also get a gist of some pros and cons of living in Delhi which would help you make well-informed decisions.


The top 8 places for living in Delhi


1. DLF Cyber City

Cyber City Gurgaon is one of the largest tech parks in Delhi. It was built by DLF and includes a large number of tech and media companies. Cybercity has Cyber Hub which is the spot where working professionals relax after work. It is full of restaurants and bars. Need some items for the home? There are malls in the Cyber City area where you could go and shop. There are also multiple complexes where you could find residences near Cyber City. All in all, if you’re someone who wants to experience the more developed Delhi lifestyle, this place is for you.


2. Karol Bagh 

Karol Bagh is located right in Central Delhi. It consists of numerous shops and famous shopping streets. Have a wedding coming up? Karol Bagh is the place to go to. Do you want some amazing food? Karol Bagh has got you covered. After all, what is the point of living in Delhi if you haven’t tried street food? Living in Karol Bagh will provide you with cheap and easily accessible transportation services, and lively residential complexes.


3. Connaught Place 

Do you know what got me excited as a kid? Hearing that I was going to go to Connaught Place. Besides being the city’s financial hub, Connaught Place has some of the most beautiful vintage architecture. It is also one of the best places to shop for designer items in Delhi. However, Connaught Place is the 9th most expensive area to live in. So, if you are going to be living in Delhi on a very tight budget, Connaught Place might not be the right place for you.


4. Shanti Niketan 

As the name suggests, Shanti Niketan is full of Shanti: peace. Shanti Niketan is right in the heart of New Delhi and provides a calm, comfortable living environment. Located near some of the shopping hubs in Delhi, it is also well known because many business owners of the country reside here.


5. Vasant Kunj 

Vasant Kunj is one of the safest places for living in Delhi. It consists of many luxurious buildings. You would also find several prominent institutes and schools in Vasant Kunj. It is located very close to the airport, which makes travel easier. On top of that, Vasant Kunj is home to many fancy hotels, cafes and bars which everyone living in Delhi should check out!


6. Mayur Vihar

Mayur Vihar is a residential area located in East Delhi. It includes several affordable living spaces, which often offer scenic views. Moreover, you would find a huge number of peacocks here! There is also a closed sanctuary in Mayur Vihar that is dedicated to the conservation of peacocks.


7. Dwarka 

Do you love going to temples? Dwarak is the place for you. Located on the western edge of Delhi, Dwarka is home to several temples. It is also the capital of South Delhi. In Dwarka, you would easily find affordable housing. It is also located near the Delhi airport and offers accessible transportation.


8. Golf Links 

As the name suggests Golf links is all about Golf. It is located in the centre of New Delhi and is close to the Supreme Court. You can also visit the famous Khan Market, and access the multiple golf courses nearby. It is one of the safer places for living in Delhi but it is also one of the most expensive cities to live in.


I think now you probably have a good idea about prospective cities in Delhi where you could settle. The Delhi lifestyle includes people of all classes, cultures and tastes. There are a variety of things that you could explore when living in Delhi and be content with it. 

However, not everything about Delhi is great. There are some downsides to living in Delhi as well. We want you to consider all the pros and cons of living in Delhi that we have mentioned below, and then make a decision about whether living in Delhi is the right choice for you or not. 


Pros of living in Delhi

Opportunities await you 

No one can deny the fact that Delhi is an ever-growing city. India has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world, and an economy that is advancing fast. This makes Delhi full of possibilities for its locals and newcomers alike. Delhi is a cosmopolitan where you can find various job opportunities and an exciting environment. Living here is like one great adventure.

Affordable Living 

You read that right, Delhi is one of the least expensive cities as far as housing and commodities go. Of course, if you look hard enough you will find certain areas where living is more expensive, but that is not the case for the whole city. If you are looking to move to a city on a budget, and don’t want to spend a lot on housing, living in Delhi could be the move for you.

Culture and Infrastructure

Delhi is not short of history and culture. From the Purana Qila to Humayan’s Tomb, you will find it all in Delhi. Living in Delhi would also expose you to various cultures from all over India. As far as clothes, language and food go, Delhi has a vast variety of them from several different cultures and backgrounds. People here are very friendly and welcoming of newcomers as well. The Delhi Metro is clean and efficient. It is also connected to several large suburbs and helps you avoid hours of long traffic. Moreover, Delhi has several monuments, malls, and some of the best educational establishments. This beautiful city has a great heritage that should surely be admired.


Cons of living in Delhi

Drastic Pollution 

Although, the opportunities in Delhi are limitless. However, everything comes at a cost. The ultimate cost of the opportunities available is visible pollution. With the multitude of people residing here, there are a large number of cars, buses, motorcycles etc on the roads which leads to a lot of pollution. The pollution levels have gone up to 500, whereas the acceptable levels by the US government are 35. A lack of fresh air, a huge population and several factories have led to the deterioration of the environment in Delhi

Too Many Choices

Overindulgence is a problem that many face while living in Delhi. Just because things are cheaper, doesn’t mean we should overspend. If you’re out eating the amazing Delhi street food (that is particularly spicy) which you might not be used to, there is a high chance that you would want to have as much as possible because it is so great. However, if you aren’t used to that type of food, you might get what people like to refer to as “Delhi Belly”. The same applies to all other commodities available. Keeping a check on your spendings, and controlling yourself becomes harder.

Unsafe for Women

Finally, this one might not come as a surprise to most of you. Delhi is by far one of the least safe places in the country, especially for women. Crimes are committed every single day here. For a woman living in Delhi, walking on the streets alone at night is impossible. The risk is too high. This is one potential con that should be given specific regard to when deciding to live in Delhi. 


From what we have seen so far, it is apparent that living in Delhi can either be the best option or the worst one for you. Every city has its advantages and disadvantages. Same as any city has some things to offer and some not. The culture, food, housing, opportunities and hospitality in Delhi can be attractive to some of you. On the other hand, pollution, traffic and safety issues can make you turn away from moving there. In any case, the best decision for you is the one that you make after thorough research on the city. This guide can help you get started with it. 

P.S.: Talking to residents of Delhi could be very beneficial for you to make a decision!

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