Tilak Nagar (Hindi: तिलक नगर, Marathi: तिळक नगर, Panjabi: ਤਿਲਕ ਨਗਰ, Urdu: ), Named after freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak; is a suburban area in West Delhi, India. It is approximately twenty kilometres from the New Delhi Railway Station and seventeen kilometres from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Tilak Nagar is connected by the Delhi Metro to Connaught Place, Vaishali (Delhi Metro) and Noida making it easy for commuters to reach. It is quite popular for its market, offering a wide variety of products such as clothing and consumer durables. Most famous for Punjabi marriage rituals items (like Chura, Lawan Suit, Pagri, kangna, and currency garland etc.) The area has parking problem as its very congested and over populated. Most of the resident's occupation is business. It has very impressive timber and hardware shops. Near Tilak Nagar metro station you can enjoy tasty veg and non veg street food. There are many education institutes in its vicinity. There is a huge and famous furniture market on Jail Road. The jail road connects it to Dhaula Kuan and other parts of south Delhi, Outer ring road connects it to Paschim Vihar, Pitampura, Rohini, NH8 and to Wazirabad.
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