Connaught place

Connaught place

Formally known as Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place is a well-known commercial and financial hub located in the heart of New Delhi. One of the largest financial, commercial, and business centers in Delhi,Connaught Place is a popular tourist destination. The area is known for its colonial architecture, street-side cafes, restaurants, shopping walkway, and theatres. Connaught Place is also home to many government buildings and offices, including the headquarters of several national and international banks. It is surrounded by famous tourist spots like India Gate, Parliament House, and the President's House.


Named after the Duke of Connaught, Connaught Place was built in the early 20th century as part of british colonial plans to expand New Delhi. The area was designed as a circular market place with a central park. The design was inspired by the Georgian architectural style and the market place was constructed with a series of expanding roads and arcades. The development of Connaught Place started in 1929 and was completed in 1933. It quickly became the hub of commercial and financial activity in New Delhi, attracting businesses and people from all over India.


Connaught Place is popular for its Georgian-style architecture. The grand scale and architectural character of the locality make it stand out amongst other buildings. The building forms two concentric circles with seven roads linking the outer circle and the inner circle. The outer circle is consisting of grade IIA-listed colonial-style buildings, constructed in the 1920s and 1930s and designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens. The inner circle is abode to a series of walkways lined with shops and restaurants, which were added in the late 1940s. The arcades are supported by columns and arches with intricate carvings, reflecting the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.


Shopper’s Paradise, Connaught Place is divided into two circles, called Inner Circle and Outer Circle. Blocks A to F come inside the campus of the Inner Circle. The area offers a wide range of branded and local products and some of the popular brand shops include Bon Ton, Allen Solly, Louis Phillippe, Cantabill, Lee, GAS, Nike, Park Avenue,Pepe, Filla, Wills Lifestyle, Roopchand Jewellers. The other part of Connaught Place which is popular as Outer Circle comprises Block G to P having showrooms of Lacoste, Omega, Rado, Digjam, Tag Heuer, and many more.

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What is Connaught Place?

Connaught Place is a commercial and financial center located in the center of New Delhi.

What is the architecture of Connaught Place like?

The architecture of Connaught Place is a blend of colonial and Indo-Saracenic styles, characterized by the majestic exterior, arched doorways, and courtyards.

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