Paharganj

Paharganj

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Paharganj (Hindi: पहाड़गंज, Urdu: پہاڑ گنج , , literally 'hilly neighbourhood') is a neighbourhood of Central Delhi, located just west of the New Delhi Railway Station. It is one of the three administrative subdivisions, of the Central Delhi district, of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, with the other two being, Darya Ganj and Karol Bagh.

It is today, known for its concentration of affordable hotels, restaurants, dhabas (cheap restaurants) and a wide variety of shops catering to both domestic travellers and foreign tourists, especially those travelling on a relatively low budget; and over the year it has becoming particularly popular as a haunt for international cuisine The Hindu, Jun 26, 2006. www.delhilive.com, January 11, 2008..

The area has shelters and homes, run by Salaam Baalak Trust, an NGO, for street and working children.Since 2007 Salaam Baalak Trust, is running the Salaam Baalak City Walk - New Delhi, a guided tour through Paharganj and New Delhi Railway Station area. The guides are former street children from the trust. The walk aims to sensitize about street life, street children and Indian society problems. During the walk the guides share their personal story of survival with the participants and show them the contact points and shelter homes SBT provides.

History

Once an important suburb of the Walled city of Delhi, Shahjahanabad, the capital of the Mughal Empire, and located just...
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