Connaught Place, New Delhi, India

History & Interesting Facts

Connaught Place is one of the most expensive commercial markets across not only India but also the world. It stands amongst the top ten expensive markets around the world.

It is famous for its Georgian-style architecture. The building forms two concentric circles with seven roads connecting the outer circle and the inner circle.

Architect Robert Tor Russell designed Connaught Place which was named after the Duke of Connaught. The construction went on for about 4 years from 1929 to 1933.

There are hundreds of shops in the entire area. It also boasts of India’s first underground and air-conditioned market, Palika Bazaar.

Connaught Place is not only a shopper's delight, but it also includes several historical sites such as Agrasen ki Baoli and Jantar Mantar.

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.

Central Park is another prominent attraction in CP. The lush green park in the heart of the city has now become CP's legacy. It proudly displays the country's highest National Flag.

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