Connaught Place in Delhi

That's where the heart of Delhi lies!

That's where the heart of Delhi lies! | Photo credit: rajkumar1220/Flickr

Connaught Place Overview

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Located in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place is one of the most important business and commercial centres of the city. Connaught Place and its iconic white pillars form a large circle in the centre of the city with seven streets diverging from it. This city centre is home to several shops, restaurants and offices and is a great place to spend a weekend.

Often shortened to CP, Connuaght Place was built by the British in 1933 and was named after the 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. In 1995 Connaught Place was renamed Rajiv Chowk after later Prime Minsiter Rajiv Gandhi, yet it still continues to be known as Connaught Place. Connaught place is divided into the Inner, Outer and Middle Circle and the Outer Circle is at times referred to as Connaught Circus.

  • Opening Closing Time Opening and closing times vary according to different shops and restaurants.

  • Entrance Fee Entry is free

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