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.