The Connaught Place Tour
The Connaught Place is named after the Duke of Connaught and Stratham by the Britishers. The British believed that this Horseshoe shaped circular market would be lucky for the shoppers and change the fortunes of the shopkeepers. This market has A to F blocks in the inner circle and G to P in the outer circle.
This circular market is actually a mix of colonnaded Georgian style buildings with mostly showrooms, cafes, bars, offices, Indian restaurants. The place has a number of small hotels along with a few five-star hotels.
It has a 1700s observatory Jantar Mantar with huge Astronomical Instruments.
This place is shoppers paradise where shoppers can buy Indian Ethnic Wear, Western Wear, Men’s Wear, Leather articles, Handicrafts, Jewelry, art & craft, Home Décor products which can immensely brighten the look and feel of your home. The State emporiums located on Baba Khrak Singh Marg have all the Handicraft & Indian Textile variety that will save you from traveling different states of India. This place is full of exciting Indian products.
The inner circle has upmarket showrooms like Adidas, Allen Solly, Bentley, Bon Ton, Cantabil, Raymonds, Louis Philippe, Park Avenue, Fab India, Khadi India, Nike, Wills lifestyle to name a few.
Jan path market is well known for low-cost apparels and Artificial Jewelry.
Madame Tussauds has been opened recently in Regal Building in the inner circle. It’s a wonderful place for a family outing. It has Wax statues of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, David Beckham, Lionel Messi along with Bollywood actors and actresses like Amitabh Bachan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif. Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi along with Hollywood celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Cruise, Leonardo Dicaprio leave Indian visitors completely mesmerized.
The center of Connaught Place has a famous first underground airconditioned market, the Palika Bazaar. It has 380 shops selling a diverse range of products but most of the shops sell clothes and Electronics. It has shops in a circular fashion with many entry and exit points. The alleyways are narrow which make movement difficult when crowded. Most people come here to see the market for buying not their primary aim. Bargaining Art is essential to successfully end a deal in this market.
Connaught Place also offers a variety of food choices for a visitor. Indian, Mughlai, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Fast food, every kind of delicacy is available. Saravana Bhavan, Taste of China, Café Delhi 6, Lord of the Drinks, Garam Dharam, Farzi Café, Gola Sizzlers, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Bikanerwala are few of at least 100 odd nice food and bar outlets.
Visit Connaught place its connected via Delhi metro get down at Rajiv Chowk and have a nice time.