Defence Colony is one of the finest residential addresses, conveniently located in the heart of South Delhi – quiet and extremely safe, yet centrally located and easily accessible.
Our central location allows easy access to almost all parts of Delhi. We are well connected through the Delhi Metro Rail Network. Metro stations at INA, AIIMS &JorBagh (Yellow Line) Metro stations are about 1.5 – 2 km from the guest house and are easily accessible by auto & taxis.
Specialty restaurants, cafés, florists & chemist shops are within walking distance of 5 minutes. Close by markets are South Extension, GreaterKailash, LajpatNagar, Ansal Plaza, DilliHaat, & INA market well known for its international food market. The restaurants, chemists, florists and other shops offer free “home delivery” service to the guests at South Delhi B & B
Airports, Railway Stations Delhi Metro
- International Airport – 13km
- Domestic Airport – 13km
- New Delhi Railway Station – 9.5km
- Old Delhi Railway Station – 15km
- Nizamuddin Railway Station – 6km
- ISBT Maharana Pratap (inter State Bus Terminus) – 16km
- ISBT Sarai Kale Khan (inter State Bus Terminus) – 7.8km
- Delhi Metro Green Park Station – 1.5 – 2 km
International Airport to Guest House
New Delhi Railway Station to Guest House
Delhi Metro Route Map
Monuments & Tourist Spots
Please note the distances are approximate
- Qutub Minar – 7km
- Humanyu’s Tomb – 4km
- Red Fort – 14km
- Jama Masjid – 10km
- Raj Ghat (Mahatme Gandhi’s Samadhi) – 11km
- Lotus Temple – 10km
- Akshardham Temple – 12km
- National Museum – 5km
- India Gate & Rashtrapati Bhawan – 5.5km
- Lodi Gardens – 4km
Shopping Centers and Markets
- Khan Market – 3km
- Connaught Place – 9km
- South Extension Market – 0.5km
- Aurobindo Place – 3km
- Hauz Khas Village – 6km
- Karol Bagh – 13km
- Dilli Haat – 2.5 km
- Karim Hotel – 10km
- Bukhara – 10km
- Sagar Ratna– 0.5km
- Swagath – 0.5km
- Moet’s Sizzlers – 0.5km
- Colonel’s Kababz– 0.5km
- Nizam’s Kathi Kebab – 0.5km
- Punjabi By Nature – 6km
If you’re out late, please check with our staff who will be happy to guide you how to enter into this gated neighborhood. Also, take their mobile numbers so that they can be contacted in case there is a problem finding the place at night.
Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. It contains the famous “seven cities”, a collection of fort-based settlements surviving from the city”s turbulent history of invasion and plunder; followed each time by regeneration with renewed vigour. It still encompasses magnificent landmarks and monuments of its past that narrate the story of their glorious past.
Steeped in history, this city has many tourist attraction that are well worth a visit and will give you a taste of the past. The National Museum is home to thousands of historic artefacts and displays in the spacious galleries of this excellent museum. Exhibits include rare relics from the Harappan Civilisation, Central Asian antiquities (including silk paintings from the 1st century AD), Indian textiles, tribal masks, sculptures, musical instruments, old coins, miniature paintings and weapons.
Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi
This World Heritage site houses the mortal remains of Emperor Humayun, son of Babur, founder of the Mughal dynasty in India. History has it that Humayun died of a fall in 1566 as he descended the stairs of his library. His widow, Hamida Banu Begum, had this monument built in 1569, fourteen years after his death, Three decades later, the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, sought refuge here with his three sons while being hunted down by the British administration.
Designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect, the tomb is said to have inspired the design of the Taj Mahal at Agra. The tomb is set amidst a large and lavish garden dotted with several smaller structures that have been recently restored to their original glory. The vast, serene complex with a huge avian population attracts regular morning walkers, apart from a flux of tourists. Humayun”s Tomb is situated on one end of Lodi Road; a ten-minute walk to the other end takes you to the Safdarjung Tomb. There is a nominal entry fee.
This red and buff sandstone tower was built in the 12th century by Qutubuddin Aibak in 1199 for the muezzin”s call to the faithful to prayer. Later, his son-in-law and successor, Shamsuddin Iltutmish (AD 1211-36) added three more storeys making it the highest tower in the country. Before the advent of high rises in the city of Delhi, the Qutub Minar could be seen from miles afar as the sole high rise. Close by stands the Iron Pillar that has not rusted for millennia, baffling scientists and metallurgists alike about the composition of the pillar. At Mehrauli in South Delhi.
The magnificient citadel, that lies on the northern end of the right bank of the river Yamuna and faces the entry to the famous Old Delhi commercial hub, Chandni Chowk, is yet another example of the architectural legacy of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan.
On transferring his capital from Agra to Delhi, Shahjahan laid the foundations of the seventh city of Delhi and named it Shahjahanabad. The Lal Qila or Red Fort, in red sandstone, built to fortify the city, constituted rubble stone walls, bastions, gates and wickets at intervals. Construction began in 1639 and was completed nine years later in 1648. Of its fourteen original gates, a few -Mori, Lahori, Ajmeri, Turkman, Kashmiri and Delhi- survive in varying states of disrepair, but the names stay on as distinct postal landmarks.
Standing tall and majestic, facing the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid is yet another legacy of Emperor Shahjahan. Built about the same period as the Red Fort, (1644-1658) the mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40 meters high. It has an attractive facade of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Its courtyard, said to be the largest in India, can hold a congregation of 25,000 devotees.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah:
Wander through a warren of narrow lanes lined with shops selling ittar-perfumed oils derived from botanical sources, trinkets, dried rose petals, and food stalls, to reach the serenity of the dargah or shrine of the 14th century spiritual Sufi saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. Situated in the eponymous Nizamuddin West colony across the road from Humayun”s Tomb, the dargah or shrine is visited by people of all faiths, especially during the urs-death anniversary-where qawalli singers sit under caparisoned canopies and enthrall with their soulful singing. The tombs of Indo-Persian poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jahan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex.
Dilli Haat (Delhi Open Market) is a unique concept designed to showcase the arts and crafts of India. Situated opposite the INA market on Aurobindo Marg in South Delhi, artisans and craftspersons from all over India display their wares without the presence of the middleman. Visitors get a chance to interact with the creators of their pieces. The stalls are given out in rotation, adding to the variety on offer. Madhubani paintings from Bihar, handwoven saris from Chattisgarh, embroidered umbrellas from Rajasthan and Odisha, handmade leather chappals from Kohlapur in Maharashtra, Pashmina shawls from Kashmir-the list is infinite. Adding spice to the experience are food stalls offering a variety of cuisine-momos from Sikkim, crisp dosas from Tamil Nadu, pau bhaji of Maharashtra, Hyderabadi biryani, Kashmiri wazwan…..all of it pocket friendly.
The sprawling lawns of Lodhi Gardens on Lodhi Road dotted with tombs, monuments of the Sayyid and Lodhi periods, waterbodies and fountains, is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It attracts morning and evening walkers, yoga enthusiasts, serious joggers, bird watchers, artists with easels, children with their footballs, would-be writers and poets and photographers. And siesta seekers! No entry fee and open till 8p.m.
Raj Ghat on Ring Road is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, referred to as “The Father of the Nation” for his non-violent and pacifist movement to wrest independence from the British. A black-marbled platform, with his last words “He Ram” (“Oh God”) inscribed on it and an eternal flame, is set amidst manicured lawns. On the itinerary of every visiting dignitary, it is also on the must-visit list of people from all over the country who come here to pay homage to the martyr. A memorial service is held here every Friday to mark the day of his death.
The magnificent edifice, visible from the Rajpath at India Gate, is the official residence of the President of India. Designed by British architect, Edward Lutyens, for the British Viceroy, its grandeur and size is unmatched. Set in the midst of sprawling acres of the Mughal Gardens, the mansion is dominated by a massive dome inspired from Buddhist stupas, the Ashoka column and grand sweeping steps that lead to 340 rooms over four floors. With a floor area of 200,000 square feet, 700 million bricks and three million cubic feet of stone and hardly any steel has gone into its construction. Besides serving as the residence of the President, Rashtrapati Bhavan hosts official functions as well. While the residence is private area, the vast gardens are open to the public and are best visited around February when the blooms are at their prime.
India Gate commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British during World War I. The names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan War of 1919, are inscribed on the 42m high memorial. Later, the Indian government added yet another feature, the Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame to honour members of the armed forces who laid down their lives during the Indo-Pakistan War of December1971.
The lotus symbolizes peace, purity, love and immortality. The Lotus Temple built in 1986 by followers of the Baha”i faith epitomizes these sentiments, Also called the Baha”i House of Worship, the temple is an architectural marvel designed by Persian architect Fariborz Sahba from Canada. It provides an ideal environment for meditation and mental peace.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple:
The Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple showcases the revival of the finest traditions of craftsmanship that was at risk of disappearing. Built painstakingly over five years, the temple”s ornate architecture and intricate carvings is a labour of devotion of 11,000 artisans and an army of volunteers who have faithfully translated the architects dream into the Guinness World Record as the World”s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple. Try to catch the spectacular Sound and Light show in an amphitheatre setting.
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Only one standard room, 15 sqm with a comfortable double bed. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in the heart of New Delhi, with air-conditioned room.
Put your feet up and enjoy our 32″ LCD High Definition TVs and watch the latest released movies via the user-friendly interactive system, which gives you access to wide range of programs and films via Tata Sky satellite, but some films are payable on request.
You can also stay connected with our High Speed Internet Access with 100% wireless coverage in your room and public areas.