A centre of business and politics, Central Delhi has a large concentration of historic buildings. Here you will find the Lutyens Bungalow Zone (LBZ) heritage area, which features big bungalows among grassy lawns. There are British monuments from the Mughal era dating back to the early twentieth century. There are also many ancient temples, mosques and forts. It is also home to the Delhi Zoo.
Central Delhi has three administrative subdivisions:
- Darya Ganj is popular for its markets, especially the Book Market held every Sunday along its streets. Many book publishers also have their offices here. This is also a great place for dining.
- Pahar Ganj is a neighbourhood known for its many inexpensive restaurants; in recent times it has become a trendy place for international dining. It also has a wide range of stores, with many bargain places. There are also shelters for street children in this area. It is situated just west of the New Delhi Railway Station.
- Karol Bagh is both residential and commercial. It is especially known for clothing and jewelry, with its numerous clothing boutiques. There are manufacturers and wholesalers here aside from the retail stores. The Liberty Cinema is found here. Karol Bagh is served by its own metro station and is about 2 km away from the New Delhi Railway Station.