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Connaught Place

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If there is a difference between the kind of Markets of Delhi, then this is the place. Its a place called the upmarket where all sorts of designs and brands are found. Connaught Place has a range of Ethnic Inidan and Western Dresses. Its also one of the best places in the town for clothes.

Delhi, one of the happening cities has some famous shopping markets like the Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar Market, Lajpat Nagar Market ... but out of all these, Connaught Place or C.P. as it is famously known has the designer look. Constructed in the year 1932, by Robert Tor Russell, Chief Architect to the then Government of India, it was made under the committee of W.H. Nichollas.

Connaught place is based upon the Victorian Architecture and is modelled after Royal Cresent in Bath, England.

Location : Connaught Place is located in the Janpath Marg of New Delhi. Its very near to the New Delhi Railway Station and is surrounded by some of the busiest roads of Delhi like the Panchkula Marg, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Baba Khadak Singh Marg, Barakhamba Road.

Fast Facts
  • City Name - New Delhi
  • Market Name - Connaught Place
  • Famed For - Western and Ethnic Dressing
  • Language Spoken - Hindi, English
  • Best Time to Visit - November to February

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Jantar Mantar
Its the same place where the time was calculated, the clouds were counted and the dry seasons were known beforehand. Be here to see the oldest astronomical laboratory of India, still standing with its relics. Its very near to Connaught Place. Jantar Mantar is one of the Historical Buildings of New Delhi which cannot be missed out by any of the travellers here.

Palika Bazar
Palika Bazar
Its the market for all class of people. From the very rich to the not so rich people - all will find something, something to fill their urges of good lifestyle. Clothes, fashion Jewellery, designer shoes, cosmetic, kitchenware, drawing room - draws - all have a place here. With over 400 shops and the Bargaining as the Keyword, its a good place to be in.

Connaught PlaceShopping Spree in Connaught Place :

» Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan - Khadi - the favourite of Father of India - Mahatama Gandhi has its place here. Find here a range of Khadi Products, clothes and furnishings. Its the best place for buying cotton clothes too.

» TGIF - One of the best known restaurants of Connaught Place, it is one place where you can have your light lunch. Dipped in the Indian Sauces and spread with the Indian Salads and deserts, its the best place to be in if you are a Indian Food Freak. With just the right spices added it makes for the good food place.

The Big White Imperial Building tells that you are in Connaught Place. With big showrooms and Emporiums, it is the right destination for foreigners. For the locals, its a good place to buy the souveniers of different states of India. Find here the Pashmina from Kashmir, Jootis from Rajasthan, silk from South and the Taanth from Bengal. Its one destination for all. With the FOOD JOINTS spread all over the market, it makes for a better place for shopping.

There are two blocks in Connaught Place - the Inner Circle ( with A - F blocks) and outer circle (with G - P blocks). A range of International Brands can be found here - American Express, Adidas, KFC, Tanishq, Planet M, Embassy, Cox and Kings, Taste of China, English Book Shop, Mc Donalds, Nalli, HiDesign, Gulf Air, Fa Yian are some of the names which can be easily found in C.P.

Not to be Missed

Lotus Temple - Lotus Temple is one of the marvels of the Delhi City. This Temple made in the Shape of a half open Lotus, is the Meditation Centre as well as one of the major tourist attractions of Delhi.

Our Suggestions
  • Bargaining is the best thing in Palika Bazar of Connaught Place. However most of the C P. shops have the tag pasted - FIXED PRICE.
  • One of the best places to buy the Indian Souvenirs like Kashmiri Papiermache, Pashmina Shawls and Blue Pottery is the Connaught Place. However, if you want to buy the daily wear clothes then you should move to the Palika Bazar of Connaught Place.
  • Festive time like Deepawali and New Year are the best time to shop. A lot of discounts and offers come in this time of the year.
  • A variety of restaurants serving Indian, Continental, Chinese. Japanese and Italian Food can be found in C.P. Lesser range restaurants and food Joints, suiting your pocket are also there,
  • If you are shopping in the months of March to June end, then its best to shop in the evenings after 6 o'clock as unlike the Shopping Malls, Connaught Place is not Centrally Air Conditioned.
  • Money Converters can be easliy found in Connaught Place. The Branches of Western Union are in the corners or else you can go to Bank of India and State Bank of India for Money Conversion.
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