There are two reasons why this place is so famous – 1st its one of the oldest Market place built by Britishers and 2ndly it’s has got some of the oldest and swankiest shops and restaurants in the town! So, if you are here, that means if you are here, you can expect a happening evening!
The very first view of Connaught Place is huge white, colonial streets radiating outside from Rajiv Chowk itself. (In fact, Rajiv Chowk Metro Station is the nearest metro station to reach C.P.). What makes this place remarkable is the beauty in which it has been laid out. The outer circle of C.P. is divided into blocks G to N – the Connaught Circus and the inner circle – A to F is Connaught Place. But, if you happen to ask any local, they will tell you that the entire area is C.P.
Mostly filled with foreigners and Indians making 5 figure salaries, this place is one of the most happening places of New Delhi. It has got almost all the brands one can think of and there is no dreath of Coffee Shops and restaurants. From Bata, Liberty, Coffee Café Day to Raymonds – it has got all one can think of! Pubs, Bars, Theatre, Book Shops make an integral part of this place. Other names include Bon – Ton, Ferns n Petals, Mehrasons, The Bookworm, KFC, Tanishq, ZEN, Roopchand, Planet – M, Bercos, Cox & King, Music World, Gulf Air, Adidas, Taste of China, Mc Donald’s, Nalli, ITDC, English Book Shop and so on.
Some of the best hotels are located in Connaught Place. The list of Hotels includes names like The Lalit, Le Meridian, Imperial, The Connaught Palace, Radisson Blu Marina, Shangri La Eros, Palace Heights, York, Asian International and LA Sagrita to name a few.
Palika Bazar: When it comes to Connaught Place, the name of Palika Bazar finds its place too. This happening underground market is full of hustle and bustle all the time. However, it is in exact contrast to Connaught Place as the shops here are local and the items sold are not – at – costly! It is another happening place to be in if you are looking for some local stuff and less costly items.
Open : 11:00 a.m. – 12: 00 midnight
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk
One can also reach by auto rickshaw or cabs
Street Shopping too is considered happening here!
Travellers Advice: Although Connaught Place is a happening place and one can enjoy to their hearts’ fill, yet certain restrictions are there. Kindly maintain dignity and follow the time guidelines. Connaught place generally closes by 12: 00 in the night and even bars close by that time. So, move out before or by this time. Delhi Police Help vans keep on moving all the time and one can always seek their advice. People too are quite helpful.