Connaught Place Delhi (India)
Connaught Place of New Delhi is the largest commercial center of the region. The market place is named after the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. The structure is a heritage building of the land, which was constructed in the early 20th century. As of 2018, the Connaught Place is tagged as the ninth expensive office location of the world.
Connaught Place is regarded as one of the top heritage buildings in the city. Always bustling and vibrating with people, it is also filled with Contemporary art galleries, antique theatres like Regal Cinema and toy stores. Delhi's first ice cream parlour, first toy store, and first art gallery were all opened at this place. It is the ninth most expensive office market, costlier than Dubai, downtown Boston and Shanghai.
If you visit during the festival season, you can find numerous souvenirs and interesting traditional items. If you are looking for a shopping experience, visit during the evenings. Winter would be quite easier for exploring shops without sweating a lot.
Visit Duration: 1-2 hours
Open and Closing Time
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Indian National: No Fee/-
Foreign Visitor: No Fee/-
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Distance between New Delhi Railway Station and Connaught Place is 1.9 miles or 1.6 nautical miles
Distance between New Delhi Metro Station and Connaught Place is4.3 miles or 3.8 nautical miles
Distance between Connaught Place Delhi and Isbt Bus Stand is 0 miles or 0 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Connaught Place
For Indian commoners, it’s a shopping paradise, the ultimate hangout, and the favourite food haven. For non-Indians, it’s a must-visit destination. And for retailers, it’s the dream workplace to be at. We are talking about Connaught Place, fondly known as CP.
Many of you would be already familiar with CP, which is also a fine example of Georgian architecture situated at the center of the capital city of India, New Delhi. But, there are definitely a few things you probably never knew about Connaught Place.
While CP is one of the busiest commercial streets of India, it is also a shopper’s paradise. There are hundreds of shops in the entire area. It also boasts of India’s first underground and air-conditioned market, Palika Bazaar.
After almost 70 years of its existence, CP’s structure had lost its sheen. There was a need to redevelop and refurbish it. Conceived in 2005, the redevelopment plan was to cost about Rs. 80 crores and finish by 2010 when Commonwealth Games were held in Delhi. Unfortunately, the project stretched until 2013, broke about 20 deadlines and cost about Rs. 671 crores.