Defence Colony is one of the poshest residential areas in South Central Delhi. Commonly known as Def Col, it was built for ex-defence service people during the 1960s. Since then, Def Col has now evolved into one of Delhi’s finest societies and turned into a one stop destination for everything, from having great cafes to shops, bars, and restaurants.
To help you decode Defence Colony, here is a list of 5 things you can do there.
Get A Slice Of Defence Bakery’s Banana Cake
Defence Bakery is what Def Col is known for. People from all over the city head over to Defence Bakery to dig in their crumbly, soft Chicken Quiche. While they have their branches all across Delhi-NCR, the Def Col one is the original and it reflects in the quality and taste of their food. This is one of Delhi’s most loved bakery, and people come back time and again for a slice of their fresh banana cake.
Address: Defence Bakery, 34, Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Timings: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Price for two: Rs 400 (Approx)
Have Lunch At Moet’s Sizzlers
As the name goes, Moet’s is known for its absolute mouthwatering sizzlers. The restaurant offers an amazing and classy ambience that is perfect for family lunches and dinner dates. They also have a shack which features a laid back ambience. We would recommend you not to miss out on their Chicken Shashlik.
Address: Moet’s Sizzlers, 27, Defence Colony Main Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Price for two: Rs 2000 (Approx)
Pick Up On Your Favourite Stationery At Bansal Stationers
The biggest stationary store in Def Col, there is nothing you can not find at Bansal Stationers. From DIY jewellery kits, art material, pin up boards, computer stationery to beautiful ink pens they have it all. They also have a tiny inbuilt printing space, and you can get services like – T-shirt and mug printing, colour and b/w printing, binding, visiting cards and brochures printed too.
Visit the Vadehra Art Gallery
Founded in 1987, Vadehra Art Gallery features notable modern and contemporary Indian artists. The gallery hosts a wide variety of exhibitions, from their collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art to large-scale retrospectives, and publications. Vadehra also has its own bookstore, which serves as the first of its kind in India, and has launched the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art.
Address: Vadehra Art Gallery, D-40, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Get Your Hands On Exotic Fruits At Pindi Fruit Mart
A string of local groceries here sell every exotic fruits. At Pindi Fruit Mart, you’ll get kiwis from new Zealand, and plump litchis from Indonesia among other fruits.
Address: Pindi Fruit Mart, Shop no: 28-A