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Connaught Place

Connaught PlaceWelcome to the most popular place of Delhi - Connaught Place!! Connaught place is an important financial, commercial and business center of Delhi. 

This place was named after Duke of Connaught, the inner circle was named as Rajiv Chowk and outer circle was named as Indira Chowk. 

It has been graded as fourth most expensive office destination in the world.
Connaught place was constructed by evacuating the area like Madhoganj, Jaisingh Pura and Raja Ka Bazar. In early days few cinemas and few restaurants were opened in Connaught place. 

The restaurants in Connaught place that were opened in plaza were Kwality, United Coffee House, and many other restaurants serving Mughlai and Continental cuisines. Wenger a famous place for pastries and home-made Swiss chocolate was established in Connaught place by a Swiss couple. This is known to be largest owned restaurant in Delhi. Other restaurants that served royalties and other people were Embassy restaurant, the Imperial hotel the first royal hotel, etc.

There are eight separate roads from Connaught inner circle leading towards Parliament street, Radial Road1 through 7. There are 12 roads from the outer Connaught circle known as Indira Chowk which leads to Janpat Market, Radial Road 1, and Palika Bazar an underground market, etc. The first Starbuck coffee house was opened in Connaught place in Hamilton House. This place has also been hosting many cultural programs, recently successfully hosted “Dilli ke Pakwaan” event on one of its street.

You may find no or less dustbins placed in this area. As Connaught place has witnessed five terrorist blasts on 13th September 2008. The dustbins were used to place the bombs in this area. The two bombs were recovered from the site, amongst which one was placed in Regal cinema in Connaught place.

Restaurants in Connaught Place:

Dinning in Connaught place gives you plenty of options to choose from. There are many restaurants in Connaught place mainly on the outer circle, serving Indian and international cuisine like
  • JW Lounge
  • Absolute Barbecues
  • Lazeez Affaire CP
  • The Art Of Dumpling - TAOD
  • Berco's
  • The Imperial Spice
  • Tamasha
  • The Darzi Bar & Kitchen
  • Nando's 
  • Zaffran
  • The Colonnade
  • Caffe Tonino
  • Tamra Restaurant
Delhi has a good night life, apart from the recent miss-happenings. Many of the restaurants in the city run 24/7, or from 12 noon to 12 midnight, or 7am to 11pm, etc. 

Connaught Place Hotels:

If you are planning for a trip to Delhi, better book a hotel beforehand as you may face difficulty getting a room on the spot in a good hotel in this area. Hotels in Connaught place, in Delhi ranges from 5 star hotels to 2 star hotels. Few of the hotels located in this area are:
  • The Lalit (5star)
  • The Metropolitan
  • The Imperial
  • The Corus
  • Hotel Bright
  • The Hans Hotel
  • Apartment 52
  • Hotel Le Roi
  • The Pearl, Hotel Star Plaza
  • Palm D’or
  • Walnut Castle Hotel, etc
  • Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place

Offices in Connaught Place:

According to an article published in economic times the Connaught place is considered to be the 4th most expensive location for office in the world. This place is known for its socio-political and economic activities. This place also has popular streets for shopping which has a wide variety of retail outlets, shops, emporia, etc. The offices in the Connaught place includes
  • G K Kedia & Co
  • Tata steel 
  • Grant Thornton
  • LIC Building 
  • Skootr Offices
  • Reliance Industries
  • JSW Steel
  • Rodic Consultants Pvt Ltd

Companies in Connaught Place:

Apart from offices in Connaught place there are many companies located in this area like
  • GSK
  • Srijan Technologies
  • Boeing India Private Limited
  • DataSlexIndia
  • Rare Media Company
  • Corseco Technologies
  • Genpact
  • Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Boundless Management Solutions Private Limited

Shopping in Connaught Place:Shops in Connaught Place

Shopaholics, Connaught place will drive you crazy! The main markets of Shopping in Connaught place are Palika Bazar and Janpath

The main attractions for them are the trendy fashionable items. While shopping at Palika Bazar or Janpat be aware of cheaters and pickpockets. You can shop in Connaught place the latest Indian Jewellery items, handicrafts, antique items, etc.

Parking in Connaught Place:

Traveling by your own vehicle is good idea, but parking in Connaught place is a big problem due to increase in the number of vehicles in the city.  After the start of Delhi metro service the traffic has reduced. But, parking charges have been increased in this area, which means spending extra bucks for getting a parking space at owner’s risk.

How to Reach:

To reach this place you have many options like Local train, Metro rail, Local bus, Taxi, Auto-rickshaw, etc. The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk metro station.  You can even opt for city bus service to reach Connaught place.

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