Najafgarh is located at the outskirts of the southwestern part of Delhi.It is the Biggest District of Delhi and has a mixture of rural and urban population from Delhi and Haryana.
Najafgarh is best known as the hometown of Cricketer Virender Sehwag and Olympic Silver Medalist Sushil Kumar. Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav, the first Chief Minister of New Delhi, was also born in Najafgarh.
Several religious/meditation centers are located in and around Najafgarh. One of the most noted temples in Najafgarh is that of Sai Baba of Shirdi.A few of the meditation centres in and around Najafgarh are Radha Swami Satsang Beas at Ranaji Enclave & Dindarpur Osho Dham (of Guru Rajneesh), Ashram of Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj at Bakkarwala, and Nirmal Dham of Nirmala Devi.
Delhi Police Training Centre is also located in vicinity. It is one of major training centre for all the recruitment of delhi polices constable, Sub-Inspector and other ranks. Various kind of trainings are being provided in this centre such as bomb disposal, riots protection etc. It is having two parts- one is Delhi Police Training School and other is Delhi Police Training College. Apart from this, CRPF Camp is also located adjacent to it, that is among one of the centre of Central Reserve Police Force, which part of Indian Governments Para Military Forces.
Najafgarh was named after the Kiledar (Fort Administrator) Mirza Najaf Khan Baloch (1733–1782) of the Mughal Dynasty. The country seat of this powerful Persian noble, located in the suburbs beyond the capital city, later became a fortified stronghold of Rohilla Afghan chieftain Zabita Khan (b. 1785). During the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and part of the Siege of Delhi, the Battle of Najafgarh took place on 25 August 1857 between Indian rebels and British Raj soldiers. Approximately 800 people were killed.
A small settlement of the Mughal troops settled here in its infancy. Najafgarh is now one of the most populous electoral regions in the National Capital Region of India (NCR). Najafgarh is surrounded by 70 villages bordering Haryana. The borders are 10 to 15 kilometers from the main Najafgarh Market.
Najafgarh is surrounded by a number of important villages of the South West Delhi district. Like all the administrative subdivisions of the South West District of Delhi, Najafgarh is composed of a group of villages. Some of the villages around Najafgarh are Kair, Roshan pura baprola, Asalatpur Khadar, Haibat Pur, Pandwala Kalan, Jafarpur Kalan, Badu Sarai, Kangan Heri, Dauralla, Dindarpur, Deenpur, Ghuman Hera, Khaira, Delhi, Bakkargarh, Jaffarpur Kalan, Rawta, Surheda, Kheda Dabar, Daulatpur, Dhansa, Galibpur, Jhuljhuli, Jhatikra, Kazipur, Kharkhari Nahar, Sidipur, KharKhari Jatmal, KharKhari Rond, Hasanpur, Delhi, Mundhela Khurd, Mundhela Kalan, Nanak Heri, Nagal Sakrawati, Paprawat, Pandwalan Khurd, Pandwalan Kalan, Rewala Khanpur, Tajpur Khurd, Sarang Pur, Sherpur, Shikar Pur, Samaspur Khalsa, Ujwa, Daryapur Khurd, Issapur and Malikpur. Najafgarh is surrounded by a number of important towns of Delhi. On the west of Najafgarh like Surkhpur and Mitraon. Dichaon Kalan is situated to the north of Najafgarh.
Najafgarh is also in close proximity to Gurgaon, which is a hub for numerous companies, both Indian and multinational.