Connaught Place

Location: Central Delhi

Built by the British, Connaught Place is quite close to the New Delhi railway station Delhi’s most popular shopping centre offers almost everything under the sun. It’s old too, being in existence since 1931. The state emporia buildings are also located in this area so are the head offices of major banks, airlines and other such places of importance to the tourist. The complex, popularly referred to as C.P. is an important meeting point for all sections of people and is something which no tourist should miss.

For shopping, Connaught Place is treasure trove of Indian shops for artifacts and wares. Built by the British, Connaught Place is quite close to the New Delhi railway station and a unique shopping spot. Palika Bazaar, another famous underground shopping center, is located here. The centre of attraction is the 39000 square meters park which was sometime back acquired by Delhi Metro Corporation for its underground railway station Rajeev Chowk. Now the park is again opened for the public.

Connaught Place has snack bars for quick stops, and plenty of upmarket restaurants, as well as budget sit-down joints that attract a largely Western clientele. Even if you can’t afford a meal in an expensive restaurant, it’s worth going into air-conditioned comfort and treating yourself to silver-service tea, filter coffee, or a cool milk shake. For patties, sandwiches and take-out meat and veg dishes, head behind the market at the top of Janpath, where you’ll find great snacks at incredibly good value. Several familiar fast-food joints are represented in C.P and elsewhere in Delhi and there is a new TGIF . C.P’s larger restaurants remain closed on Sunday mornings. Being the commercial hub of Delhi CP is always busy. The main attraction of CP is its Metro Station (Under Ground). It is one of the main points in the construction of Metro Project through Delhi. Home prices in CP is high and commercially shop prices or rents are also high. Real Estate Prices are increasing with every Day. In the recent times Govt. is planning a metro link between the IGI Airport and CP. After the construction of this link CP will become more and more sought destination for Tourists. This can tremendously effect the Real Estate Prices in CP.

Accessibility:

  • 15 minutes away from New Delhi Railway Station near Central Hospital
  • Surrounded by some of the major margs like Panchkula Marg, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
  • Baba KharakSingh Marg, Barakhamba Road.

Area under Connaught Place:

  • Connaught Circus
  • Janpath
  • Barakhamba