Connaught Place

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History

  • Connaught Place is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centres in New Delhi
  • It is considered one of the top heritage sites to visit in New Delhi
  • Its construction was completed in 1933, the building’s notable Georgian architecture remains to this day
  • It is named after Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn – who was the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
  • Today, Connaught Place is one of the busiest areas in New Delhi
  • It is a melting pot of different cultures and communities
  • The landmark is surrounded by a number of shops, markets such as Palika Bazaar, a large park and Rajiv Chowk Metro station

How to get there

  • Being located in the capital city, Connaught Place is well connected by various transportation options
  • The closest stations are New Delhi Railway station and Rajiv Chowk and Shivaji Stadium Metro stations
  • From Indira Gandhi International Airport Metro station (DEL) to Shivaji Metro station the journey is only 20 minutes and is the quickest route into the city centre

Explore New Delhi

  • New Delhi became the capital of India just over a century ago
  • The capital is a blend of ancient and modern India
  • It is home to three World Heritage monuments—Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb
  • The capital is a tourist hotspot
  • The city is a shopper’s paradise, with a number of markets, shops and street vendors

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