When an area is named after the legendary Kingdom of Lord Krishna; it has to be something very special. Today’s Dwarka is a developing urban area in South-West Delhi, but during the Mughal era when it was called Pappan Kallan. It has been found that some parts of Dwarka were under the jurisdiction of the Pappam Kallan Colony which is now getting a fresh lease of life with the DDA (Delhi Development Authority) giving a major facelift to the area under its ‘Urban Expansion Project’.
Dwarka is the most sought after residential area in New Delhi. It is known for its stunning developments. Here are some hidden facts about the place that no one will tell you.
- History Buried Under the Development: Recently, a historical step well or popularly known as Baoli has been discovered in Dwarka. It was constructed during the times of Lodi dynasty in early 16th century. The step well was developed for the residents of the Loharehri village and that’s why it is also known as Loharehri Baoli. This architectural gem of the Sultanate era was hidden by a jungle of Peepal trees. This Dwarka Baoli has been restored by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). Though it is not as significant as Agrasen ki baoli in terms of architecture and historical reference, it has the potentiality of becoming a popular tourist attraction in the near future.
- Largest Suburb in Asia: Dwarka has been recognized as the largest suburb in Asia. The residential neighborhood is thriving due to its state-of-the-art infrastructure, close vicinity to cultural hubs, and contemporary amenities along with ample scopes for entertainment. Moreover, the area is located adjacent to Gurgaon, the IT hub of India and Indira Gandhi International Airport. It has been rightly called the ‘Model Township’ for its well organized, well planned and well-maintained approach. That’s why Dwarka is the most sought after place for dwelling in Delhi.
- Superb Transportation: Accessibility is the main feature of this sub-city. It is well connected through metro rail network and exceptionally well-designed road. The Airport Terminal 3 can be reached within 3 minutes via Dwarka Sector 21 Metro Station. Delhi Metro connects Dwarka with Noida, Ghaziabad, and Anand Vihar. The network of roads connects all the sectors and adjacent areas so that people can travel effortlessly.
- Eerie Feeling of Sector 9 Metro Station: Let’s tell a spooky story about Dwarka. Many people believe that the sector 9 metro station is haunted. The existence of spirits shuns the crowd of travelers at night. It has been heard that after an accident took place many years ago; many people have felt or experienced paranormal activities. In case, you are in the city and looking for the haunted places in Delhi; then you should consider visiting the Sector 9 Metro Station of Dwarka.
- Diplomatic Complex: An exclusive plan of the diplomatic complex in an area of 34 hectares is on the line. In this sprawling region, embassies of 40 countries like Zimbabwe, Croatia, Egypt, and Serbia will be allotted in that complex on the basis of the priority.