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Connaught Place or 'CP' as it is more commonly known is a massive commercial and financial centre in New Delhi. Named after the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, this confusing market complex houses almost all famous international chain stores, famous food chains, restaurants and bars. Connaught Place has one of the largest national flags in the country. This circular, greying whitewashed structure has two concentric circles; the inner circle which has blocks A to F and the outer circle which has blocks G to N. The Connaught Place is also the ultimate place to experience the vibrant nightlife of Delhi housing some of the most famous bars and restaurants. Being one of the most popular after dark destinations, no visit to Delhi is complete without a visit to the Connaught Place.
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. Be it Indian or western fashion, khadi garments, accessories or various Indian handicrafts; one can get everything here.
When it comes to nightlife, Connaught Place is second to none. Throbbing with a pulsating nightlife, CP is a hot favourite among the city's party people. The nightlife here is lively and glamorous, providing a myriad choice of some of the bars, cafes and restaurants. Home to some of the most happening bars and pubs in the capital, it houses sports bar, lounges, laid-back bars and pubs from a wide range of prices. Whether you are from Delhi or just visiting, you can dance the night away in one of the swanky nightclubs here. The Connaught Place is not just to experience the diverse culture of Delhi but also the major shopping destinations and entertainment centres.
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10 months ago by abhijit sreepada
Located in the heart of New Delhi and connected well by metro to the rest of the NCR region, Connaught Place or CP is a landmark truly iconic to Delhi. Being my first tryst with the city of Dehi I was pleasantly surprised. The people were helpful and nice. The newest fashion and food stores were located inside the age old buildings of CP- a perfect blend of new and old. From H&M to the street side vendors of Janpath, CP offers a great shopping experience for everyone along with great eateries. Offering something for everyone and any budget CP is truly a cosmopolitan area representing the spirit of the national capital.
10 months ago by Rutvi Saxena
For those living in Dwarka, reaching Connaught Place through the Airport Metro Line can be awfully convenient; the inner circle is a 10 minute walk from Shivaji Stadium Metro station. For a branded shopping experience and quality food chains (read: Wenger's bakery) , CP is the right place to be. You can always find some fashion jewellery vendors spread throughout. For those into hardcore thrift shopping however, walking a little distance to Janpath or taking the underground lane to Palika Bazaar can be fruitful. The former offers some great ethnic designs on bags, jewellery, and clothes in addition to the food joints. The latter has a wide variety of products at throwaway prices-you might wanna be careful though, the vendors at Palika Bazaar will aggressively persuade you into buying their products and you'll be bombarded by slogans as you walk. Bargaining is a skill to be utilized here, but a visit to CP is not just a shopping expedition, but a wholesome entertaining experience for every individual.
10 months ago by Tina Garg
The white pillars and decades-old shops tell a story like no other place can. Love, life, friendships, betrayals, Connaught Place has seen it all and it has preserved them for the future generations to come. Taking walks from Wengers till Haldirams is one of the best experiences. This is the place where I go when I want to get lost. One thing that I will advise you to do is eat bhelpuri and sit in the central park near the showers in the evening and don’t forget to have a butterscotch shake at Keventer’s in Block A.
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