Punjabi Bagh is a sub district of West Delhi and is known as one of the best well developed, posh, elite and prominent colonies of the city and is also known to home one of the most upscale markets. It was initially inhabited with Indian refugees who fled from Pakistan during the partition of India and hence was named as the Refugee Colony. It was then later renamed as Punjabi Bagh by the First Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, after the Independence of India in 1950.
Punjabi Bagh is also considered as one of the most well developed areas in West Delhi and has seen a swift growth in its commercial and residential colonies since the 1990. It saw an opening of numerous Private and International Banks and ATMs and also homes over 20 coaching Institutions that include FIITJEE, Narayana IIT Academy and Vidya Mandir Classes just to name a few that are located in the Central Market of this region.
Punjabi Bagh is divided into East and West Punjabi Bagh which homes the recently constructed ISKON Temple established in September 2007. This area was earlier very quiet and filled with dense forest areas and has recently seen a rapid development of high statured Indian Restaurants like Bikanerwala and International food joints like Dominos, Nirulas, Bread n More, Wok in the Clouds, Pizza Huts, McDonalds, Thai Wok and so forth. It also homes a Commercial centre with Branded showrooms like Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Vishal Mega Mart and Reliance Fresh and numerous Fashion Boutiques.
Punjabi Bagh is also a residential complex with private bungalows and Kothis and a few blocks of Apartment style houses. It also homes innumerable and excellent recreational facilities and venues for social gatherings like the Punjabi Bagh Club meant only for the residents that offer facilities like Wedding Courtyards, swimming, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Roller Skating, Squash games, Children entertainment zone and Gymnasium facilities. One of the most popular Festivals named Shri Krishan Janmashathami Mahotsav is celebrated with grand pomp and celebrations at the Punjabi Bagh Stadium also named as the Traffic Training Park.
The Neighbouring areas around Punjabi Bagh include Paschim Vihar, Moti Nagar and Rajouri Garden. Paschim Vihar is also known as a well Planned town with beautifully constructed homes, Public Schools like Guru Hari Krishan Public School, NC Jindal Public School and SD Public School to name a few and Hospitals like MGS Hospital and Maharaja Agrasen Hospital. This area is also well connected by Bus via roads and Metro Link with the closest Metro station at Moti Nagar located 6.7 Kms or 17 minutes away and Inderlok Metro Station located about 8 Kms or 23 minutes away.
Punjabi Bagh is well connected to other places in Delhi and is known to have the best road network and multiple flyovers. It has a number of buses, auto rickshaws and cabs / taxis that operate in and around this region and easily available for hire. It also has two Metro Stations situated next to the main Punjabi Bagh Chowk and is well connected with the Shivaji Park Metro Station located just 5.4 Kms or 18 minutes away from the main colony and the Punjabi Bagh East Metro Station situated on the Green Line of the Delhi Metro Link and precedes the Shivaji Park Metro Station.
Punjabi Bagh is also easily accessible from the Inter State Bus Terminal situated approximately 13 kms away, the Indira Gandhi International & Domestic Airport situated 16 kms away, Connaught Place situated 9 kms away, the New Delhi Railway Station situated 10 kms away and the Old Delhi Railway Station situated 11 kms away.