Connaught Place
Connaught Place
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • WalkingPoint
    Kumamoto, Japan396 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shop Dine Enjoy
    A sprawling group of expanding circles, with endless shops, restaurants, stalls, beggars and entertainment. An absolute must when in central Delhi. Ideal for dining or just relaxed exploring. Some recognizable shops but mostly local.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written September 16, 2023
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India8,055 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heart of New Delhi
    Connaught Place is officially known as Rajiv Chowk after renaming in 1995, named after the Late Prime Minister of India Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. Commonly it is called CP. It is not exaggerated if we call it Heart of New Delhi. It is one of the main tourist centre, a main financial, commercial and business centre in Delhi. It is a prestige to have office in Connaught Place. There are showrooms of all major small and big brands, which attracts locals also for shopping. There are two circles, inner and outer with heritage buildings having shops, showrooms, lots of restaurants serving multiple and specific cuisines, fast food chains, snacks shops, tea and coffee shops, Multiplexes, road side hawkers, etc. was developed by Englishmen way back in 1933. The whole area and surroundings including Janpath, Rajpath, India Gate, Sansad Bhawan, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Lutyens' Delhi is well designed and beautifully constructed. Several roads emerge from Connaught Place in all directions going to different parts of the city. We were there to Shop wedding dresses and shoes etc. One can reach here by Metro train very easily. One can by handicrafts, local dresses of any of Indian States from State Emporiums showrooms situated near Shiwaji Stadium. Largest Khadi Bhawan is quite popular shopping destination in CP. We had South Indian food in Naivedyam Restaurant. One can enjoy street artist’s performances in the evenings.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Konstantin Danilov
    Tbilisi, Georgia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most attractive square
    One of my favorite places in New Delhi - with lots of restaurants, street food, local shops and brand shops. One of the places in Delhi where you feel safe and comfortable to walk. Yeah, the crowd is usually huge but it is what expected from the city center.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 18, 2024
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saetravel
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Every person that approaches you and starts talking to you at Connaught Place in Delhi (or also north of it, in the backpacker area near New Delhi Station) is a tout. That people are super friendly, they first start talking to you about normal topics, are interested in your country or want to give you helpful information. But in the end they want to bring you to one of the hundred unofficial “tourist information center” around Connaught Place where you can book an overpriced tour and the touts get their commission just that they brought you there. As soon as they mention “free Delhi map” or “tourist information center” in their words, that’s your call, you know what this friendly chat is really all about. Stop the discussion immediately, say politely “thank you, but you are wasting my precious time so that you only can get your commission, bye bye” and go away. They will feel sorry and admit they’re touts and walk away. Every single person that started talking to me around Connaught Place or in the north of it while I was in Delhi for several days, was a tour, there was not a single exception. Even when I went to a restaurant and sat at a table, few minutes later a guy came in and sat in front of me and ordered a small cheap drink and started talking to me. After I finished eating and left, he followed me and turned out to be a tout that only came into that restaurant after her saw me entering, to try to bring me into one of that unofficial “tourist information centers” to get his commission. It is very sad. Don’t get it wrong, Indian people are very lovely people, and also that touts are very lovely, they just want to make a little money, but be careful as they steel your time only to drag you into a shop so that they get their commission. One of that touts admitted to me that there are around 120 people operating around Connaught Place as touts.
Even when I was leaving Delhi from New Delhi Station with a night train and had my ticket bought online already days before, one of the staff at the station checked my ticket, brought me to the ticket counter where they both discussed and then tried to convince me that I cannot go with my “general ticket” and that I had to go to a “tourist information center” and change my ticket for a “tourist ticket” first, to be allowed to use the train. Of course I already knew the magic words “tourist information center” and ignored them even he was walking after me, I could enter the train and go with it with my ticket that I bought online without problems, the ticket collector in the train didn’t say anything about my ticket.
Written January 14, 2020
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AstroBloke
Adelaide, Australia359 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I'm really not sure what the fuss is about Connaught Place. It's home to lots of shops selling overpriced yuppie western brand name goods, and the streets are full of touts trying to con you. If they start telling you about "government tourist centres" or "free maps of Delhi" then it's a giveaway that it's not legitimate. We were persuaded to visit such a place, and instead of a free map we were given a quote for a 3-day guided tour of Delhi for 26,000 rupees! We did not take them up on the offer, of course, but it did waste our precious time.

Really, there is so much more to experience in India than this glorified shopping mall.
Written March 10, 2020
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Nick L
Willesden, UK5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a terrible place. Hassled by numerous touts saying they just want to help, no they don’t. They just want you to go to their shop or restaurant. Made to feel uncomfortable and got increasingly angry at their forceful intimidation. I don’t intimidate easily so found myself getting quite wound up and angry. Over priced tourist trap. Possibly the worst area I have visited in India. Don’t bother.
Written February 27, 2020
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The-Mong-Melbourne-Australia
Maroondah, Australia518 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
It looks nice in the photos, but its pretty ordinary, not worth one dollar tuk tuk ride to dry here. In the main old English White buildings, it is western stores at more than normal western (Australia) prices. The only other market around that is operating is called Indian Loom, which is one of those dodgy ridiculous marked up places where the tourist guide takes you so that they can get a commission on whatever you buy. So I’d avoid Connaught Place & Indian Loom, and spend your time somewhere else, I definitely recommend the Sarojini Nagar market, You can spend about three hours or so here and this is where you can pick up T-shirts and jeans for two and three dollars, iPhone AirPods for $10, Saris, belts, all the normal stuff you expecting cheap Asian countries.
Written March 3, 2023
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Praveen M
Hyderabad, India45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Best place in Delhi for shopping and food. Reminds me of my days in London.

Shop around rhe inner circle nothing much on the outer circle. Loved the food at Haldiram's being vegetarian.

The huge flag in the park is another attraction, rarely we see such a big Indian flag.

Next time when I take a hotel I would take at CP.
Written February 3, 2020
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Vimal kr
New Delhi, India13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Heart of Delhi. Love it must visit. You can't saty without travel CP. Shoot locations are great all type of restaurant cheap and expensive are available here. No doubt
Written October 27, 2020
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NafeeTA
Dhaka City, Bangladesh749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The place is made in sort of a roundabout fashion, with multiple inner and outer circles around with shops and eateries are present. The Rajiv Chowk metro can also be accessed from this place. There is also Palika bazar, the underground market, fantastic place for grabbing some items with good bargaining options. The eateries here are various, from Haldiram's to Steak Houses, and are definitely worth trying out.
Written February 9, 2020
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Zumtinelz
Lismore, Australia571 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This area is extremely congested. Difficult to avoid bit do if you can.
That said, if you're going to the New Delhi grand sites, you will go through. Also there are a number of travel agents that are mainly reliable and respectable. There's a shopping centre under the park at the centre of the three ring roads around the area that I have never managed to actually get into.
Look for the amazng oversized national flag in that park. A sight to behold.
It's more fun in Old Delhi or Paharganj and the prices are better.
On that front, if you are going to move on the Rajasthan, postpone purchases till then. Delhi wasn't generally great value though you can get some reasonably priced knock offs around Chandni Chowk that are well made.
Sorry I took no pics of Connaught place this time round.
Written January 15, 2020
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Tony
Vernon Hills, IL23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Business
Stayed here for a week for work to go to a trade show nearby, not my first time in India. I could not leave the hotel to go for a walk at all. Shops and restaurants all over but every time I walked out of the hotel I couldn’t even go half a block without getting followed by someone trying to convince me to go to a government shopping center where I would pay no tax or try to get a free map. People would start off friendly but ultimately try to get you into a rickshaw. I walked the full inner circle and was hassled constantly by at least 5 separate people, as soon as you shake one the next comes over.

It was a real bummer I couldn’t do any shopping or try any of the restaurants in the area, had to go elsewhere for that or just get room service if I was lazy.
Written January 11, 2023
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SSDNY
Merrick, NY898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
When in Delhi, one must visit this area for restaurants and cafe along with shopping of high class types. Place is also known for commerce area. Must visit area when in Delhi.
Written February 4, 2020
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