Location: Nehru Place, New Delhi
Highlights/Famous For: Hardware and electronics
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Connaught Place, Sarojini Nagar and Rajendra Place
How to Reach: Local transport (Buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws)
Timings: 10.00 AM- 7 PM (Closed Sundays)
Entry fee: N/A
Nehru Place is the largest IT Hub, situated in the heart of South Delhi. It is one of the main business districts in Delhi and is one of the largest IT marketplaces in South Asia. Many big fabric houses and showrooms are also located in this market. The market received its name after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru Place is mainly a market for SME services and hardware goods. If you are a techie or you are looking for manufacturers of computer hardware, then this is the place to head to. Nehru Place is in fact, a sprawling shopping arcade with a number of job workshops, manufacturers and major electronic-goods showrooms. The area also encompasses many educational institutions, markets and cinema halls. If you are tired of hunting for electronic hardware, there are innumerable restaurants in the vicinity which offers popular local delicacies. If you would like to learn more about this market, scroll further.
The IT Hub
Nehru Place is a sprawling arcade that houses countless shops and servicing firms. Often considered as a techie’s shopping area, here you will find everything, from derelict edifices to small shops and a vibrant flea market. The flea market in Nehru Place is open all seven days a week and sells other goods apart from computer hardware. The market was built to retain an informal atmosphere, akin to a hi-tech flea market. In and around Nehru Place, you will also come across other major buildings in the form of cinema halls, banks, educational institutions, hospitals, restaurants and even budget hotels. Most buildings are poorly maintained today.
There are a number of shops where you can software and hardware at cost-effective prices. Several manufacturers dealing with electronics and computer hardware servicing can also be found here. In case you are looking for other goods apart from hardware or electronics, you could head to the Nehru Place flea market that offers a whole lot of other interesting goods like apparel and furniture. Here is the list of a few shops you could visit—
- Computer Empire
- RR Systems
- Little Rose Trading
- SMC International
- Reliance Digital
- Business Standard Limited
- The PCR Shop
- Sahni Fabrics
- Agarwals Impex
Where To Eat
There are a number of places to eat in Nehru Place. If you are tired of shopping and you are looking for a break then there are quite a few places where you can head to with friends and savor the local delicacies. Some of them are Sona Sweets, Sri Udupi Restaurant, Café Coffee Day, Costa Coffee, Oh! Calcutta, Sbarro, McDonalds, Planet Noodle and Desi Tadke.
How To Reach
Indira Gandhi International Airport is not very far from Nehru Place. Once you get out of the airport, you could avail local transport facilities to take you to the market.
From Railway Station
Nehru Place is 30 minutes from Nizamuddin Railway Station and 1 hour from New Delhi Railway Station. You can get down at either of the stations and hire local transport to take you to the market. You could also take the Violet Line from Central Secretariat Metro Station and disembark at Kalkaji Mandir or Nehru Place Metro Station.
From Bus Station
You can board a bus from any of the ISBT’s in Delhi. All DTC buses ply to various points in the city. The closes bus terminal to Nehru Place is Nehru Place Bus Terminal. From here, the market is only a 3-minute-walk.
Widely regarded as the hub for IT/SME servicing and computer hardware, Nehru Place is a bustling market, herded by techies and computer enthusiasts. Although the market majorly deals with selling secondhand parts and allied services, Nehru Place is definitely worth a visit! So, come and discover Nehru Place and see what this place has in store for you!