New Delhi is an exhilarating city with fast life, money, power and glamour. But it's also ancient, old, charming, beautiful and seeped in history. There are many parts of city which went through a renovation rising like a phoenix from the ashes but it still has retained its history and heritage. One of the places which have come a far way on the city's glamour circuit is Defence Colony. This posh and very stylish residential colony is situated in central south Delhi and is a prime location for properties. It was built in 1960s for ex-defence service people as their habitat but today the area is more affluent and expensive in every sense. Its fantastic location makes it one of the most expensive places to live in Delhi. Its list of residents contains old expats, ex-army men, businessmen, doctors and diplomats. The area is well developed and is constantly invaded to avail the pleasures of the famous defence colony market.
The foundation of this colourful city named Delhi was laid by the Mughals which infused a love and deep knowledge for the intricate art of cooking in the inhabitants. To further enrich the culture along came the Punjabi refugees bringing with them their own addition of North Indian cuisine. It was this cuisine which quickly formed roots all over the city and has grew with age. Now nobody can imagine Delhi without picturing a platter of kebabs or a plate of chole-bhature which has become quintessentially Delhi. North Indian cuisine is just not about paneer and chicken, it’s so much more and if you give the local restaurants a chance, they will show you the hidden unimaginable delights of this cuisine. One can’t talk about Delhi and North Indian cuisine without mentioning the legendary ‘Dum Pukht’. This North Indian venture of ITC Maurya is a mecca for foodies and visitors on food journey. Though this place is pricey but go anyway to gorge on excellent curries in grand style.