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Hazrat Nizamuddin is an extremely famous locality in the heart of Delhi, which is known for housing the Dargah of the great Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya. Situated quite close to the posh localities of Safdarjung, Lodhi Road and Defence Colony, the locality is divided into East and West sections. The area is primarily a residential one and also houses one of the five major railway stations of Delhi. Apart from the Dargah itself, there are quite a few places of tourist interest in the vicinity of this neighborhood, including Humayun Tomb, Barakhamba Tomb, Chausath Khamba, Humayun Darwaza and Vishwa Shanti Stupa.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
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Hazrat Nizamuddin is one of the five major railway stations that serve Delhi NCR. The station handle a rush of around 2 lakh passengers on an average per day and is the originating station for several important trains connecting Delhi to various parts of the country. The responsibility of managing the station rests on the shoulders of Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. The station boasts of 16 platforms which handle traffic of around 150 to 200 trains per day. Given the huge rush of trains and passengers, it is only natural that the option of food delivery at H. Nizamuddin Station is quite popular. In fact it is one of the most important stations for online catering service providers to cater to the food needs of travelers.
Cuisine Of The Neighborhood
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The locality is extremely popular for it’s the wide diversity of non vegetarian delicacies it has to offer. There are several famous restaurants and eating joints that have been operating in the area for decades and which offer tasty treats from both vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus. In fact , some of these restaurants are so old and well known that people come here from all parts of Delhi and sometimes even other regions to enjoy a good meal. Some of the dishes that are preferred by the travelers as well as the local people in the area include Murg ka Shorba, Shahi Dastar Khwan and Kababs, Chicken Malai Tikka, Mutton Burrah and Lahori Chiken etc.
Culture Of The Area
The neighborhood of Hazrat Nizamuddin is generally considered a posh locality and is Delhi’s most peaceful and greenest localities. The locality has also been the home of some extremely well known people including ex-CM of Delhi Sheila Dixit, actresses Nandita Das and Leela Naidu, cricketer Ajay Jadeja and several other eminent personalities. The residents are known to be extremely well educated in general and show great respect for various art forms and music!