Shahdara is one of the oldest and popular localities in Delhi and forms a big chunk of what is commonly perceived as Old or Purani Dilli. There are eight union councils in Shahdara. The locality is well connected to several parts of Delhi through the metro railway network and has its own station on Line 1. The Cross River Mall is a major shopping, recreational and entertainment area in this locality and is home to several cafes, shops, cinemas and restaurants. The Chota and Bada Bazaars cater to almost all needs of residents and the Hira Lal Halwai shop is a major attraction here. The area is also home to a Sai Mandir and the Akshardham temple in addition to mosques, Gurdwaras, churches and Jain and Buddhist temples.
Real estate in Shahdara is a modern geographical proposition for home buyers as it has been primarily classified into two parts, newly New Modern II and Budh Bazar or New Modern . The Shashi Public School is a major educational institution here while the Road also passes through this locality. There are several commercial establishments along with the Mansarovar Park police station. Some of the popular localities in Shahdara include Naveen , Vishwas Nagar, Bholanath Nagar, Park, Subhash Park Extension, Mohan Park and Panchsheel Garden.
The locality is also home to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Kempinski Ambience and Park Plaza Hotels and the Mata Chintapurni Temple. Some of the key areas that are well connected to Shahdara include Connaught Place, Sectors 22 and 4 Dwarka and Chattarpur. There are several upcoming properties in Shahdara that are being developed by leading players like Ahinsha Builders. Property rates usually stand at around INR 7, 500 per sq. ft. when it comes to new apartments in Shahdara. However, there are several affordable in Shahdara as well. Shahdara property entails some of the other leading educational institutions and hospitals here include the Guru Nanak Public School, Mothers Pride, New Oxford Public Secondary School and Vivekanand in addition to Verma Eye Clinic, Indra Singh Aazad Panchkarm Ayurvedic Hospital, Buddha Hospital, Chandiwala Hospital, Jain Eye Hospital and the Swami Dayanand Hospital.