Patel Nagar

Patel Nagar is one of the three sub-district of West Delhi and is known as a commercial cum residential complex. It is divided into different colonies East Patel Nagar, New Patel Nagar, New Ranjeet Nagar, Prem Nagar, Ranjeet Nagar, South Patel Nagar and West Patel Nagar. It lies close to neighbouring areasajendra Nagar, Old Rajendra Nagar, Prasad Nagar, Pusa Road, Rajendra Place and Shadipur.


How did this place get its name ‘Patel Nagar’?

Like other areas in Delhi, Patel Nagar is known to be named after a great freedom fighter and statesman of India. It was named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, while Lajpat Nagar, Rajendra Nagar, Malviya Nagar, and Kamla Nagar got their names from Lala Lajpat Rai, Rajendra Prasad, Madan Mohan Malviya and Kamala Nehru, respectively.

Is Patel Nagar a good place to live?

Patel Nagar is a good place to live. Close proximity to the Delhi metro and the other basic amenities like hospitals, shopping complexes, and educational centres make this locality a favourable residential area. Also, Patel Nagar boasts of various reputed educational institutes like Salwan Public School, PGDAV School and Delhi University’s Kalindi College. Apart from schools and colleges, markets like Khanna Market are the one-stop destination for all your daily needs.

Places to visit in Patel Nagar

1. Khanna Market

Khanna Market is famous among the locals for all their daily needs. There are a several departmental stores and you will find the best street food here. The famous weekly market held on Fridays is a one-stop destination for all the locals in the area.

2. Arya Samaj Mandir

Nothing beats the solace you experience, stting by a holy place of worship. The Arya Samaj Mandir in Patel Nagar is defth visiting if you want to find peace, aay from the hustle-bustle of the capital city.

3. Rock Garden

Situated in the West Patel Nagar, Rock Garden is a well-maintained garden,surrounded by lush green plants This garden is the perfect spot for your daily evening strolls.

Best Restaurants in Patel Nagar

1. Indo-China Express

If you enjoy Indian-Chinese cuisine, then this place is worth visiting. Do try their fusion momos and other chicken delicacies

Address: Block B 32, West Patel Nagar, Patel Nagar, New Delhi

2. The Family Canteen

The Family Canteen is famous for its mouth-watering snacks, Dahi ke Sholay, samosa, sandwiches and much more at pocket-friendly prices. Besides its amazing food, this place is also known for its hygiene.

Address: Shop no-5, South Patel Nagar, New Delhi

3. The Yellow Chef

The Yellow Chef is another famous spot for foodies in Patel Nagar. You can choose from their wide range of parathas, rolls, dim sums and other appetizers.

Address: Shop No. 18/48, Main Road, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi

4. Bercos

Nothing beats the charm of Bercos when it comes to authentic Chinese and Thai cuisine in Delhi. Their curries, rice, noodles and other dishes are worth trying.

Address:  ½, Ground floor, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi

5. Other Outlets

East Patel Nagar mainly homes world-class eating outlets, Cafés and Restaurants that include Baithak, Bikanervala, Gyan’s, Hydrabadi Biryani House, Madras Café, Naivedyam, Patel Nagar Restaurant, Rice Bowl and the famous Subway.

West Patel Nagar has its share of great multi-cuisine food outlets like Chawla’s Chic-Inn, Hakka and Status.


1. Is Patel Nagar a good area in Delhi?

Located closely to the metro station, reputed schools and colleges, hospitals and other amenities, Patel Nagar is considered a good area in Delhi.

2. How much does it cost to stay in Patel Nagar?

Properties in Patel Nagar range from Rs. 20 lac – 60 lac, depending on the various factors like structure, number of rooms, and facilities provided. South Patel Nagar comprises more high-end properties, falling from Rs. 1.5-5 crore.

3. What is the history of Patel Nagar in Delhi?

Patel Nagar was named after freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and was developed on land acquired from the locals of the nearby villages like Shadipur.

4. Which part of Delhi is Patel Nagar?

Patel Nagar comes under the west part of the capital, Delhi. It is further divided into East, West and South Patel Nagar.

5. What is it like to live in Patel Nagar?

Living in Patel Nagar is quite comfortable with all the basic amenities located close to the residential area. All the markets, schools, colleges, gardens and hospitals nearby help you lead a comfortable life. But this proximity also leads to the area being crowded and noisy.

Patel Nagar has slowly become crowded. This effect is also seen in some residential areas that are very clustered and so close to each other that you can even see right into the adjacent house; hence, to avoid this, many places are covered with thick curtains and Blinds. Most homes are built in apartment style and owned by individual families with very congested parking areas due to lack of space; however, some parts of this region also home spacious houses and apartments, which is a complete contrast compared to the overall size of this region.

How to reach?

Patel Nagar is well connected by Metro Link and homes three Metro Stations named

  1. Rajendra Place Metro Station is located just 1.8 km or 4 minutes away from the main colony and Market area,
  2. Patel Nagar Metro Station is situated just 2 minutes away and
  3. Shadipur Metro Station is located just 0.9 km or 2 minutes away.

Patel Nagar also has well-connected roads and is easily accessible from the

  • Indira Gandhi International & Domestic Airport is situated at a distance of 20.9 km or 38 minutes away,
  • the New Delhi Railway Station is located 5.8 km or 14 minutes away and
  • the Old Delhi Railway Station is located approximately 7.5 km or 18 minutes away.

Numerous Buses, Cabs, Taxis and Auto Rickshaws also ply in and around this region, providing easy commuting and readily available on hire.

Go ahead and explore this area of Delhi.