Saket comes from the Sanskrit word Saketa which means where Gods reside! This neighborhood is named after the city of Ayodhya, which was also known as Saket because you know, Ram. Saket is primarily an upmarket residential colony located in the South of Delhi.
Chains like McDonald’s, Domino’s, Subway, CCD or Polo Tropical, to name a few, are found in plenty all over Saket – whether it’s in the many malls or the PVR Complex or the J-Block Market. J-Block market is a relatively local area and popular sweet shops and bakeries line up the area. There are several restaurants and pubs spread over Saket.
Umm, well, I've been living here for about 5 years now. I came to Delhi for schooling and now I've almost finished grad school. I am pursuing B.Com (H) from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. In my free time, I like to visit new hangout places and food outlets. When I'm home, I mostly read, watch my favourite TV series, or sleep!
Affordable comfort and convenience
Well. first of all, Select Citywalk is just 10-15 minutes away! Take an auto and ride to the mall whenever you're bored, have to hangout with friends/meet clients or buy any urgent clothing. PVR Anupam, Saket complex is just a 10 minutes ride. You can get up and go for a morning show at the PVR any day. Saket metro station is at a 5-10 minutes distance. You can take an auto or a shared Gramin Seva from right outside the colony gate and it will drop you at the metro station.
For eatouts, there's a variety of options to choose from, when it comes to eating. If you look around the colony, there're mostly small outlets that will deliver to your home (Kapoor's, Kitchen Central, Wah ji Wah). If you are more conscious about brand and hygiene, you can find all the famous outlets at Select Citywalk and the PVR Anupam complex e.g, Pind Baluchi, Burger King, Starbucks, Cafe Coffee Day, Mc Donalds etc.
There are 3 departmental stores in the market (Sabka Bazaar, Big Apple, Sahi Keemat). You can find almost anything here, ranging from varieties of rice to a toothbrush. They will even deliver to your doorsteps, so you don't have to worry about actually going there and picking up everything you need. There's also a number of chemist shops. These also give home delivery services and can provide even rare medicines on notice.
There's a variety of eateries around that also deliver to your home within 20-30 minutes. So you don't have to worry about unexpected guests or sudden cravings for your favourite food. You can find almost all services ranging from a boutique, stationery,bakery, to a cyber cafe. It is also very conveniently located in South Delhi which is well connected by the Yellow metro line and at a comfortable distance from the airport.
Talking about the commute options, it is quite easy to find an auto rickshaw or a shared Gramin Seva. You just have to walk till the main gate and you will find a running transport. Public transport wasn't as easily available a few years ago, but now, you can always find running autos and shared transport outside the colony gate. They will drop you to Saket metro station or anywhere nearby. The metro is such a relief as it will connect and let you reach almost all places in less time. Though if you have to take an auto for a longer distance, eg Lajpat Nagar, all auto rickshaw drivers might not agree to take you. What you can do then is take a ride to the main road and then take an auto for your destination from there.
Talking about other facilities, you can find almost everything quite easily. There's a number of beauty parlours, salons, stationery shops, photocopy shops, cyber cafes, boutiques, bakeries, departmental stores, ATMs, furniture shops, coaching centres, laundry services, electronics shops and what not!
I think I've talked about almost everything. I'd just like to add a few more details. Our colony gets the Delhi Jal board water supply and we also have access to the underground water from the bore. There's quite a few parks in the colony which are fairly maintained where children can play and others can go for walks and jogs. All the gates of the colony have guards, especially at night who make the locality safe. Apart from this, each building has their own guard/caretaker who lives there 24*7. Also, parking is not really issue since all buildings have basement parkings and extra cars can be parked on the road.