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Delhi Trails: Blending in the bustle of the Kailash neighbourhood

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Greater Kailash: the land that wakes up with Audis zooming past its lanes and sleeps with Porches glistening through its dark roads. The neighborhood is also home to the M-Block market that harbours the best and most easily affordable footwear and accessories. Its location is undoubtedly the best in Delhi (Nehru Place on one side, Saket on the other, South Extension on the third and Hauz Khas on the fourth). Now that it’s clear that there’s a lot to do here, here’s a sneak peek into all the amazing things GK and its neighborhood has to offer you.

Sweet tooth? Here’s your paradise:

If red velvet cheese cake and chocolate fudge are your definitions of bliss, this is one place you’ll love. Other than the corner-shop ice-cream bhaiyas at regular intervals, GK-1 & 2 has numerous dessert parlours to cater to your needs. Brown Sugar Café being the favourite haunt of M Block Market, GK-1; Red Moon Bakery, Natural Ice Cream and Open Oven in G.K.-2 bring you an exquisite choice to choose from.
Recommendation: Red Velvet Cake at Whipped G.K.-2. You’re bound to fall in love with it!


Be it Moolchand’s incomparable paranthas or M Block’s momos, you’re likely to find few of South Delhi’s most mouth-watering food joints here. Looking out for a lavish date? N-block’s (GK-1) Kasbah, My Bar in M-block (GK-1), Fusion Longue (GK-2) come to the rescue. Plus, Hauz Khas Village is just a few minutes away! As for junk food lovers, you name it and you have it. M.O.D, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Subway – you say it and you will find it! Oh and did we forget to mention Defence Colony’s Kent’s Burgers?
Recommendation: Moolchand’s paranthas. Try it and you’ll know what heaven feels like (ignore the calories, though!)


The very proud sellers of ‘first copy’ material in G.K. swear that the price they’ll offer you shall be the best. Though common sense does give you a push to bargain the moment you walk into the store. Multitudes of clothes and accessories call you to GK-1’s most famous M-block market. Using right judgement (and bargaining skills), you’d walk out of this market with your most successful shopping experience. To add on to this, South Ex and Saket are just a short ride away. Go a little further and Sarojini awaits you! Need we say more?
Recommendation: Test your bargaining skills by willing to pay half of the actual price and witness the debater in each seller rise!

Watch a movie? Satyam, Nehru Place and DT, GK-2, check. Throw a party? Kailash Colony Market, GK-1 & 2 and Hauz Khas, check. Street food? A walk through the gullies of Greater Kailash shall halt your quest! Footwear and apparel? You’ll look no further than M-block in G.K. and Lajpat Nagar.

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Arushi Pathak is a (over-enthusiastic) senior pursuing Economics Honours from DU. The Associate Editor at DU Beat, she is an avid debater and can’t refrain from expressing her opinion over everything. Somehow obsessed with New York City (and all sitcoms set in NYC), she day-dreams to live there soon. She is a die-hard Grey’s Anatomy fan and can’t have enough of tragedy-themed novels. She believes that she has got the best of both worlds-Economics and Journalism. Always ready for a pep-talk or a life-changing discussion equally readily, she can be contacted at [email protected].

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