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It was a major leap for Indian government 1950s to step out of their comfort zone and create a new locality outside Lutyen's Delhi. Acclaiming a large parcel of land from gujjars was the first step towards the establishment of Chanakyapuri which in decades to come turned out to be a vital decision. Origin of Chanakyapuri mayhap be humble but today it is the hotbed of power and world politics. It plays host to most of the foreign embassies in New Delhi and is a focal point for many important diplomatic decisions. Its high profile residents makes the locality not only very affluent but a highly guarded one too. Chanakyapuri falls really close to the Prime Minister's residence so you can judge the top notch security that goes along with it. Named after a third century BC Mauryan advisor and prime minister Chanakyapuri enjoys being in a wonderfully green pocket in the city. Its lush green expanse and high profile residents qualifies the locality as one of the most sought after areas.
Chankayapuri is a diplomatic district of New Delhi with wide avenues, luxurious green foliage, stunning architecture, diplomatic missions, international schools and some the city's finest five star hotels. Residential diplomats, bureaucrats and affluent Indians are regular patrons of the hotels and their elegant restaurants. One of the key players in the hotel industry The Leela has a beautiful property in Chanakyapuri vicinity providing the residents a constant dosage of glamour and gastronomy. Some of the country's finest restaurants are part of this hotel. For example, 'Le Cirque' which is known for its opulence and magnificent Italian menu. The restaurant is designed in a gentleman's club manner with mahogany wooden walls and old fashioned chandeliers. Le Cirque is masculine, posh, formal and oh so expensive, just ideal for Chanakyapuri snobs.
MEGU at The Leela Palace is where Japanese meets glamour. This place is created to impress so don't be surprised if you notice some familiar celeb face feasting on traditional Japanese fare. Those who have found themselves falling in love with our Indian food are often seen at 'Lazeez Affaire' or at 'Jamavar'. While Jamavar is visually grand and opulent at best, Lazeez Affaire is peaceful and hush-hush elegant. 'Sanadige ' Fine Dine Restaurant' serves lip-smacking multi-cuisine food in a sophisticated and vibrant interiors. Chanakyapuri had much to offer those who want a lifetime experience in one evening. =