Once a small officerís colony of small bungalows, the Defence Colony has transformed over the years into a sprawling residential area inhabited by the elite of the national capital. It is centrally located, surrounded by Lajpat Nagar
in the east, Lodhi Colony in the north-west, South Extension
in the south-west and Greater Kailash I in the south.
The Defence Colony is basically a residential area of well-to-do inhabitants, secured inside a surrounding wall with multiple gates restricting the entry and exit, especially at night, thus making it one of the safest locales in Delhi. Several flyovers recently constructed at the busy junctions around the colony had eased the traffic and the resulting waiting period. The colony also has several green parks, houses the prestigious Defence Club, Defence Colony market and scores of galleries and fashion design houses.
Monthly house rents in the colony stands as high as Rs 60,000 while an apartment bought would set one back by not less than Rs 50 lakhs.
Jangpur Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station serve Defence Colony. Indira Gandhi International Airport is about 14 km south-west.