(, ) is an affluent neighborhood in New Delhi
, located about 14 km. from Delhi Airport
. Chanakyapuri, meaning city of "Chanakya", is named for Chanakya
, a third century BC Maurya
advisor and prime minister.
Chanakyapuri plays host to a majority of foreign embassies
in India, and is home to a number of their staffs. Chanakyapuri was also developed as official residences for both politicians and civil servants
to the Union Government
. As such, it has numerous parks and open spaces, and suffers few utility disruptions.It is also located near to the Prime Minister's Residence.
Major roads in Chanakyapuri include Shanti Path
, as well as Nyaya Marg
, Niti Marg
, and Panscheel Marg
. In addition, the Ring Road
traverses immediately south of the neighborhood and intersects with National Highway 8
on the border of Chanakyapuri and neighboring Dhaula Kuan
The Delhi Ring Railway
has a stop at Chanakyapuri. When construction on the Delhi Metro
is complete, the closest stop will be at Dhaula Kuan.
Points of interest
Amongst the embassies, there are considerable architectural delights: