Try this out: zero in on the area around Prithviraj Road, Amrita Shergill Marg, and Aurangzeb Road in downtown New Delhi on Google Maps and count the number of swimming pools you can see - you'll find at least 30 in an area that doesn't measure more than 10 square km.
This could easily be the highest concentration of swimming pools in the country.
This is, after all, where billionaires live: Laxmi Niwas Mittal, Ratan and Naveen Jindal, old moneyed families like the Birlas, Dalmias (seven houses), Modis, Singhanias, Burmans, Samir and Vineet Jain of The Times Group and Ram Prasad Goenka.
If you can afford to move in here, your neighbours will be jetsetters like Sunil Mittal (seen here) of Bharti Airtel, Atul Punj of Punj Lloyd, KP Singh of DLF and hotelier Priya Paul. The streets are lines with old Arcacia, Jacaranda, Gulmohar, Jamun and Neem trees.
Power seldom fails. And all government offices are a short drive away.
A house here can cost up to Rs 400 crore. Each bungalow here is spread over an acre.
Text: Business Standard