Connaught Place

Quick Facts

Location New Delhi, in the very heart of Delhi
Major Attraction Inner Circle, Janpath, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Palika Bazaar
Preferred Timings 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. except Sunday
Day Closed Sunday Closed
Nearest Railway Station New Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station Rajiv Chowk Metro station
Nearest International Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time required for sightseeing 2 Hours
Famous For Shopping
Significance Best place for shopping in Delhi.
Country India
State Delhi
PIN  110001

Designed in the shape of a horseshoe by W H Nicholls and Robert Tor Russell, Connaught Place or popularly known as CP is a very famous market in Delhi. This market was named after Duke Connaught who was a member of the royal family. The market is categorised into areas, which includes one outer circle and an inner circle. It was the belief of the British that a market made in the shape of the horseshoe would come out to be lucky for the shoppers as well as shopkeepers. This nonetheless came out to be true as this is indeed one of the best markets found in Delhi. It is the heart of shopping in Delhi and is a commercial hub as well. It was built in 1931 after following the architectural style of the Victorian era and has been on top ever since. The tourists as well as the residents of Delhi find it the most sought market place in Delhi because you can find anything and everything out there. The PVR in CP is considered to be the best one in the city. Apart from that, the restaurants, handicraft shops, colours and the variety of people you can see in the market place just adds on to the glory. Those who are planning to visit Delhi must visit Connaught Place as you get have the feeling of all the states of India. You can even find branches of national as well as international banks along with offices of several airlines and tour operators. Even after sixty-five years, CP continues to be one of the premium shopping destinations for residents as well as the tourists.

What to Buy in Connaught Place Delhi

  • Shawls: Zoon, the Kashmir Emporium.
  • Bronze lamps and icon: Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu Emporium.
  • Exquisite silks: Cauvery, the Karnataka Emporium.
  • Madhubani paintings and gems: Amrapali, the Bihar Emporium.
  • Printed cottons, miniature paintings and jewellery: Rajasthani, the Rajasthan Emporium.
  • Tea: Manjusha, the West Bengal Emporium.
  • Wood carving : Mrignayani, the Madhya Pradesh emporium

Tourist Places near Connaught Place Delhi

  • Janpath
  • Agrasen ki Baoli
  • Amatrra Spa
  • Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
  • Central Park
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Jantar Mantar
  • State Emporia

Films Making In Connaught Place

Over the years, Connaught Place has been location many films including sequences in

  • Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)
  • Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)
  • 3 Idiots (2009)
  • Aisha (2010)
  • Delhi Belly (2011)
  • Rockstar (2011)
  • Ahista Ahista (2006)
  • Agent Vinod (2012 film)
  • Vicky Donor (2012) and Hate Story (2011)
  • Special 26 (2013)

Hotels near Connaught Place Delhi

  • Alka Delhi
  • Alka Annexe
  • Broadway Delhi
  • Fifty Five Delhi
  • Janpath Hotel
  • Meridian Delhi
  • Marina Hotel
  • Hotel Ramada Plaza
  • Shangri-La Delhi
  • Hotel Connaught
  • Hans Plaza
  • Imperial Delhi
  • Hotel Intercontinental
  • Metropolitan Nikko
  • Hotel Park
  • York Delhi

How to Reach Connaught Place

Since Connaught Place is one of the most popular markets, reaching there from any part of the city is not difficult at all. The vehicle and the current location of the traveller decide the time it will take to reach. Time and budget also plays a very important role in the convenience with which you can reach. Rented cars and taxis are also available all over the city with which you can reach there.

However, Delhi Metro is the fastest mode of communication these days and is the safest as well. You can have a comfortable enjoyable ride at a cheap rate. Rajiv Chowk is the centre of Delhi metro and so is the busiest of all the stations. It is well connected with all parts of the city including Gurgaon and Noida. Apart from Delhi Metro, you can even take a local bus or private Air-conditioned bus to reach Connaught Place.


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