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“A Brilliant Place to Stroll” 4 of 5 stars
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Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001, India (Minto Road)
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Ranked #51 of 259 attractions in New Delhi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“A Brilliant Place to Stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Having flown in overnight from London and staying at a hotel near to Connaught Place we decided to take a break then walk down to CP which we remembered from a previous visit. It really is a great place to re connect to India. The sheer vitality of life soon sweeps you up and it is a brilliant place just to stroll around and enjoy. The range of shops covers familiar large company outlets from the UK plus the more unusual local specialists. The variety of restaurants and cafes are also impressive and only the very hard to please would not find somewhere suitable to eat. We love the atmosphere of the area and following our two subsequent days visiting sites in the city we returned to CP to eat and enjoy the evening.

Visited April 2013
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“CP is the place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you are in New Delhi, Connaught Place is the place to be at. Although restoration work is going on, still the colonial charm is intact.

Take a walk around both the inner and outer circles. It is well connected from every where by Metro. Get down at Rajiv Chowk and exit from any gate. The take a walk.

If you are interested in food, CP offers you everything from Macdonalds, Starbucks to home grown Kebab Xpress and road side stalls offering a wide variety of cuisine. If fine dining is what you are after, there is no better place than CP, with both bar cum restaurants and family places dotting the area.

If you are interested in shopping, you will get almost anything here from books to electronics to luggage to high street fashion at Janpath market.

Offices of many MNC's and local companies are located here.

Then there is the Palika Bazaar, the underground market where you can strike a bargain for many types of merchandise.

Otherwise, you can just stroll around and see the way life goes on, with teens and college students milling around for adda.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great central location to relax, watch Indians live their life, and unwind. For some reason, I was particularly interesting in watching the dogs.

Visited August 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“Colonial charm & best hang out in Delhi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Simply take a walk around outer & inner circle. CP is famous for its Colonial charm. The architecture is simply amazing. Evenings here are electric.

It’s a great shopping zone. You will find from brands to everything else. Visit state handloom Showrooms at Baba Kharak Singh Marg for local handicrafts (high prices). One must also visit Palika Bazar , the underground air conditioned market & Janpath . Both are famous for economical products. At Palika beware of being cheated. Janpath is famous for Handicrafts. In Palika & Janpath, bargain hard. Don’t pay more than 25-30% of what they originally quote you.

CP is famous for the culinary delights it offers. I will highly recommend :

Flavoured milk @ Keventers.

Pastries @ Wrengers

Kachori outside Hanuman Temple, opp Coffe house.

South Indian Fine dine Sarvanan Bhavan at Shivaji Statium, outer circle & Janpath.

On the flip side I would say the area should be cleaned regularly & there should be more clean conveniences. The existing ones are stinking. The area restoration should be completed soon too. The beggars & drug junkies(they roam about freely) should be abolished completely in the area.

Visited July 2013
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“Most happening place in Delhi!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Connaught Place is a well known place not only in Delhi but all over India. Tourists can't afford to miss this place if they visit Delhi. It has a variety of shops for shopping and restaurants and cafes for eating. It is divided into two parts inner circle and outer circle and is spread a large area. A large park is located inside the inner circle. People sit here and relax. This place is always full of life. Most of the people just come here for window shopping as it has a variety of shops but they are expensive.
You can easily reach here by metro. Rajiv chowk metro station is the connecting metro station.
Tourists are advised not to come here by metro as it is overcrowded.

Visited July 2013
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