Sawda is an area of the national capital New Delhi. It is a part of Delhi proper unlike Noida or Gurgaon which come under the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana respectively. Sawda is located on the city’s western edge near Haryana. Tourists headed to Rohtak can stop here for a glass of lassi as well as some fabulous North Indian dishes at the dhabas (roadside, usually highway, restaurants).
Places to Stay
Delhi proper is undoubtedly the best option in the area for lodging and dining. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Rama Inn (Tariff – Rs. 900), Woodland Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 500), Ashoka Continental Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Shangri-La Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Urdu, Punjabi and Haryanvi are also used.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Guru Nanak Gurpurab, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Apart from eateries in the area, Sawda is not famous as a tourist place. Some of the places which are worth a visit in Delhi are India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Palika Bazar, Chandni Chowk, Birla Mandir, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at a distance of 34 km from the locality.
The Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 34 km.
Mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses to the area are available from Delhi, Gurgaon and Rohtak as well. Online bus ticket booking has caught up with travelers across India.