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Connaught PlaceDelhi

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.


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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
The price is Rs4,758 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

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! (986 reviews)

"Fantastic location and view. Food, service and staff was great. Wish they had a business center. Our stay was great."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2020

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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
The price is Rs3,500 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

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! (1,002 reviews)

"The hotel has very attractive reception area, nice interior. The breakfast was amazing. Room was little small but comforting. The staff was pleasing, engaging and helpful. The location is great."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2021

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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
The price is Rs3,649 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

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 Maidan ...

3.5/5Good! (362 reviews)

"Location is very good."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

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The Imperial New Delhi
The Imperial New Delhi
5 out of 5
Janpath Road, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is Rs10,000 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Jantar Mantar and Rajpath. India Gate and Rashtrapati ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (449 reviews)

"A taste of colonial style in Delhi. This hotel is an oasis in the hectic streets of Delhi. Even though I managed to mess up my own booking the hotel sorted it out quickly and got me settled in my comfortable room after a very long trip."…"

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2020

The Imperial New Delhi
The Connaught, New Delhi - IHCL SeleQtions
The Connaught, New Delhi - IHCL SeleQtions
5 out of 5
37, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg, Next to Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
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Located in Connaught Place, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Palika Bazaar and Jantar Mantar. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and India Gate are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
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"Helpful staff, doing their best to provide a great service. Indian cuisine is mouthwatering, but american food is not quite upto the mark. Designated smoking place and the gym needs outside access, which is bit of an inconvenience during cold/winter. The cafe/restaurant, and the pool area have great ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2020

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Jukaso Inn Down Town
Jukaso Inn Down Town
2.5 out of 5
L-Block, Connaught Circus, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
Free cancellation
The price is Rs2,240 per night from 20 Mar to 21 Mar

Located in Connaught Place, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Palika Bazaar and Jantar Mantar. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Jama Masjid are also within ...

3.4/5 (40 reviews)

"Staff are very helpful and friendly. The building is older but fairly well maintained. The room I stayed in appeared to have been recently renovated. Location is ideal for the metro and local train stations are within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

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