Connaught Place is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centers in New Delhi, India. It is often abbreviated to CP and was constructed in 1929, completed in 1933.
The Inner Circle of Connaught Place was renamed Rajiv Chowk while the Outer Circle became Indira Chowk under Union Home Minister S.B. Chavan. Today it is the fourth most expensive office destination in the world, according to global property consultant CBRE Group, and the fifth highest priced market in the world according to the 2013 Forbes list.
We bring you the 6 top traits you require to roam around this place smartly and conveniently.
Know the Art of Bargain
Connaught Place is one of the ideal places to go shopping. There is no dearth of any item that your shopping list might have. From funky college bag packs to trendy T-shirts, from jhumkas to stilettos, plethora of items is like scattered for miles to choose from. But what makes shopping fun is the endless bargaining that this place offers. No matter, itâs a key chain or a novel, there is a very good chance that you end up buying items 1/4 of the value they are asked for.
Have Stamina like a Horse
Having a Sunday to spend at one of the Historical and most beautiful places in Delhi? Then be ready for an exhausted one. Connaught Place is spread across miles, being one of the largest financial, commercial and business centers in New Delhi. Its semicircular structure not only adds to the confusion but also adds a few more yards for your legs to bear. Considering the total daily footfall, the place definitely requires some extra spaces to sit and relax.
Nose for Food
From Bikanerwala to Haldiram’s, from Cafe Coffee Day to Costa Coffee, from McDonalds to Subway, there are plenty of food joints to choose from. But the places like Kake Da Dhabba, Andhra Bhavan, Yamu’s Panchayat, The Rolling Joint and others, not only sound different, but also offer different exotic menus with a different ambience altogether. So, pick a different food joint each time you visit CP and give your taste buds pleasures of different mouth watering dishes.
Eye for the Right
Like it is said that beauty is in the eyes of an admirer, likewise Zara’s pure khadi shirt for just Rs.250 is in the luck of a lucky one. Yes you have heard it right, Zara’s shirt with original pearls which does not have a market value of less than Rs.1200 might awaits you in the large heaps of clothes that are mounted on numerous khokas on road side market in CP. You just need to have enough patience and will to find your treasure from the garbage.
Love for Novels
If you are an avid reader by any chance and novels are something you ask for birthday presents instead of expensive jewellery, then CP is just the right place for you. At every hook and corner, you will find a novel seller. From Durjoy Dutt to Collins, Shakespeare to Khushwant Singh, you will find these beautiful pieces of History and Daily fighting for your attention.
Be Good With Directions
Some people have gone to the length of even calling CP another Jantar Mantar. You might encircle the whole area twice without even knowing. Finding The Oxford Library again might take another hour of yours. You might be standing in the exact opposite and not knowing it. Even block alphabets do fail at times. This calls for a Sherlock’s brain. Preferably make your landmarks to the places you intend to visit often and again and frequently ask for directions from passersby to confirm your route.