Connaught PlaceDelhi

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Feel the beating heart of New Delhi as you shop in boutiques, snack at street food stalls or simply watch the urban rush in this business and commercial hub. 

Find high-fashion boutiques alongside local textile stalls, and street food traders next to Starbucks in Connaught Place. Known locally as Rajiv Chowk, this central business plaza embodies the hybrid nature of modern New Delhi: suited businessmen drinking at shack-like coffee stands are a common sight.

This hub of modern commerce was built on the former location of the headquarters of the British Raj in 1933. Its local name derives from Rajiv Gandhi, who was the Indian Prime Minister when the inner circle of the plaza was reconstructed. Admire the grounds while enjoying a piping hot coffee.

The plaza itself comprises an expansive circular ring road around a central park. Offices and shops occupy the street space. Take note of the company names on these buildings; they are among the biggest and most powerful firms in the country.

The park brings pleasing greenery to this bustling urban environment. Take a leisurely stroll across its lawns and pick up a tasty snack at a street food stall. In the center, you’ll be able to see a flag pole, which once displayed the British Flag and today proudly flies the Indian colors.

Head to the shopping center to find an eclectic mix of brands, fashions and accessories from around the world. In the upper levels, brand-name boutiques offer good prices on Western-style fashion. Venture downstairs to the air-conditioned Palika Bazar, where a maze of stalls sell inexpensive Indian-made goods including textiles and jewelry. Be sure to haggle for the best price.

Many people come to Connaught Place for the wide range of dining options. Try local vegetarian dishes from street vendors, eat a tasty burger in the food court or sample fried pastries with spiced fillings.

Connaught Place is a focal point of New Delhi, with main roads radiating in every direction from its center. To get here, ride the metro to Rajiv Chowk station or use bus services.

Top Hotels in Connaught Place

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi
The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi
5 out of 5
Bangla Sahib Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
¥12,129
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

Located in Connaught Place, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and within 3 mi (5 km) of India Gate and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,618 reviews)

"Didn't like the fact that the spa prices in the brochure in the room were either out dated or did not include other charges. Room was as advertised."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi
Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
5 out of 5
19, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
¥13,985
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Jama Masjid and Lodhi Garden ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,029 reviews)

"Excellent location, we were made to feel welcome and received an upgrade which was a lovely surprise!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Hotel The Royal Plaza
Hotel The Royal Plaza
4 out of 5
19, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
¥10,049
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

Located in Connaught Place, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rajpath, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and Jantar Mantar. India Gate and Kasturba Gandhi ...

3.2/5 (736 reviews)

"indian gate , CP is near Staffs are friendly Food is good"…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

Hotel The Royal Plaza
The Imperial New Delhi
The Imperial New Delhi
5 out of 5
Janpath Road, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
¥27,970
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Connaught Place, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Jantar Mantar. India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (427 reviews)

"very good place to stay. good restaurants choice clean and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

The Imperial New Delhi
Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place
Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place
5 out of 5
G-59 Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R

Located in Connaught Place, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of British Council Division, FICCI Auditorium, and Supreme Court. India Gate and Pragati ...

3.5/5Good! (356 reviews)

"My room’s hot water didn’t work properly so for the first two nights the water was not hot. Also the mini fridge didn’t work. The friendly staff did replace it but that barely was chilled. It was far from it- at room temperature"…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place
The Park New Delhi
The Park New Delhi
4.5 out of 5
15 Parliament Street, Near Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
¥13,517
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Located in Connaught Place, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jantar Mantar, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. India Gate and Jama ...

3.5/5Good! (484 reviews)

"We had an amazing stay at The Park for 3 weeks. A big thanks to the staff for making this stay so comfortable! Breakfast was great with lots of options. Also a big thank you to Vivek for going above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

The Park New Delhi

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