Connaught Place
Connaught Place
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10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Minto Road
How to get there
  • Rajiv Chowk • 5 min walk
  • Janpath • 6 min walk
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  • WalkingPoint
    Kumamoto, Japan397 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shop Dine Enjoy
    A sprawling group of expanding circles, with endless shops, restaurants, stalls, beggars and entertainment. An absolute must when in central Delhi. Ideal for dining or just relaxed exploring. Some recognizable shops but mostly local.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 16 September 2023
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India8,055 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heart of New Delhi
    Connaught Place is officially known as Rajiv Chowk after renaming in 1995, named after the Late Prime Minister of India Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. Commonly it is called CP. It is not exaggerated if we call it Heart of New Delhi. It is one of the main tourist centre, a main financial, commercial and business centre in Delhi. It is a prestige to have office in Connaught Place. There are showrooms of all major small and big brands, which attracts locals also for shopping. There are two circles, inner and outer with heritage buildings having shops, showrooms, lots of restaurants serving multiple and specific cuisines, fast food chains, snacks shops, tea and coffee shops, Multiplexes, road side hawkers, etc. was developed by Englishmen way back in 1933. The whole area and surroundings including Janpath, Rajpath, India Gate, Sansad Bhawan, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Lutyens' Delhi is well designed and beautifully constructed. Several roads emerge from Connaught Place in all directions going to different parts of the city. We were there to Shop wedding dresses and shoes etc. One can reach here by Metro train very easily. One can by handicrafts, local dresses of any of Indian States from State Emporiums showrooms situated near Shiwaji Stadium. Largest Khadi Bhawan is quite popular shopping destination in CP. We had South Indian food in Naivedyam Restaurant. One can enjoy street artist’s performances in the evenings.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
  • Konstantin Danilov
    Tbilisi, Georgia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most attractive square
    One of my favorite places in New Delhi - with lots of restaurants, street food, local shops and brand shops. One of the places in Delhi where you feel safe and comfortable to walk. Yeah, the crowd is usually huge but it is what expected from the city center.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 March 2024
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Konstantin Danilov
Tbilisi, Georgia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
One of my favorite places in New Delhi - with lots of restaurants, street food, local shops and brand shops. One of the places in Delhi where you feel safe and comfortable to walk. Yeah, the crowd is usually huge but it is what expected from the city center.
Written 18 March 2024
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ToucanSam787
Houston, TX95 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
5 reasons to skip Connaught Place
1. Traffic is very congested in this area. You waste a lot of time just trying to get there.
2. If you are a tourist, the scammers swarm you like flies the minute you get out of the taxi. They started scamming us before we even got our bags out of the car. By the time we walked into the hotel, we felt like we were walking targets. I noticed they didn’t bother the Indian shoppers.
3. It’s just a bunch of stores in an old colonial building that was built in the late 1920s. Nothing to see here.
4. There are bars that play loud thumping music at night, which we could hear from our hotel in CP. Even though our hotel had thick double panes windows, this is a noisy place!
5. Khan market is a much better shopping experience. There’s no reason to endure the heavy scam artists in this place.
Written 2 March 2024
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Ja N
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
If you enjoy being constantly harrassed, this is the place for you. And I dont mean pushy sellers, but sheer scammers and undesirables. We were followed by dodgy people, and otherwise harrassed literally every minute. Please do believe the negative reviews. There are much better options for hubs in Dehli for shopping, sightseeing and dining alike. I would not recommend going to Connaught to foreigners, and definitely not couples. Yeah, avoid. I normally dont write reviews much, but I felt I had to in this case to save someone else from a horrible afternoon and potentially dangerous situation.
Written 22 January 2024
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India8,055 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Connaught Place is officially known as Rajiv Chowk after renaming in 1995, named after the Late Prime Minister of India Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. Commonly it is called CP. It is not exaggerated if we call it Heart of New Delhi. It is one of the main tourist centre, a main financial, commercial and business centre in Delhi. It is a prestige to have office in Connaught Place. There are showrooms of all major small and big brands, which attracts locals also for shopping. There are two circles, inner and outer with heritage buildings having shops, showrooms, lots of restaurants serving multiple and specific cuisines, fast food chains, snacks shops, tea and coffee shops, Multiplexes, road side hawkers, etc. was developed by Englishmen way back in 1933. The whole area and surroundings including Janpath, Rajpath, India Gate, Sansad Bhawan, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Lutyens' Delhi is well designed and beautifully constructed. Several roads emerge from Connaught Place in all directions going to different parts of the city. We were there to Shop wedding dresses and shoes etc. One can reach here by Metro train very easily. One can by handicrafts, local dresses of any of Indian States from State Emporiums showrooms situated near Shiwaji Stadium. Largest Khadi Bhawan is quite popular shopping destination in CP. We had South Indian food in Naivedyam Restaurant. One can enjoy street artist’s performances in the evenings.
Written 31 December 2023
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Geoff C
Hanoi, Vietnam27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Appalling, Dreadful, Horrendous experience. Lovely architecture if you have enough time to enjoy it between Spivs, scammers and Skallies harassing, interrupting and verbally abusing you. From always trying to make you go to their establishments, finding overpriced transport, and deliberately dropping dog faeces (poo) on your shoe, then taking you too their shoe cleaner, who will charge you 1500- 2000 rupees to clean it. Talking to the local shop keepers, waiters and hotelliers, who spoke to us about the problem, it is organised gangs doing it. Even the locals are now getting the same treatment, and apparently it's not worth reporting it, as there is a noticeable lack of police interest.

I have to go back there, I will organise an App. taxi from outside the area to take me in, ask him to wait while I complete my business, walk straight back into the taxi and away. Genuine taxi drivers can be intimidated and frightened off.

GO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Written 11 December 2023
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wendy j
Birmingham, UK21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR THIS PLACE!! Connaught Place has changed since we were here last, we are leaving the area today, we have been the victims of conn men for the whole of our stay, we no longer feel safe in this area, it is time the police cracked down on these men, I will give you examples, my husband and I were walking towards the bazaar, whilst we were walking along two men came alongside us and started to ask us where we were from etc.,. we were distracted, one of the men tipped dog poo onto the top of my husbands open sandal, exclaimed oh you have stepped in dog poo!! There 'happened' to be a shoe shine man just in front of us, this man ushered my husband over to the shoe shine man and said can you clean his foot, he did so and then demanded 1500 rupees from him, the man who had originally tipped the dog poo onto my husband's foot then became aggressive, my husband eventually gave him 500 rupees. We also had a bad experience in the airport, if you must come here, take a tip, take a picture of the numberplate of the taxi you get into, at least you can go to the police with the number then, we picked up a taxi to go to our hotel, on the way to our hotel the taxi driver told us there were riots in Connaught Place and that he would have to stop at an information centre to find out the best way to our hotel as there were barricades all around the square. We stopped, it was obvious there was something not right for the word go, this was now the middle of the night, why were they open at that time? The man in the office tried to tell us that there was no way we could get to our hotel, he rang a fake number, passed me the phone, told me I was speaking to my hotel, the 'manager' told me it was their fault we couldn't get to his hotel and that he would give us a full refund. They then tried to sell us another hotel, We ended up after feeling threatened again saying we wanted to go back to the airport, the taxi driver refused to take us back, he told us that security would not let us go back to the airport unless we had a ticket, we took our bags out of his car and looked for another taxi, whilst all this is going on a tuk tuk driver arrived, the taxi driver flagged him down, I decided that I did not trust this tuk tuk, it was too convenient that he came along when he did. I flagged down the next tuk tuk driver, he was chased off by the conmen, we got into the original tuk tuk as we had no option, we were driven around Delhi for over an hour and a half by this tuk tuk driver who told us there was no way we could get to our hotel because of the barricades, there are barricades up but this is for the new metro system going through Delhi, nothing to do with riots, eventually after a lot of arguments we managed to get in touch directly with our hotel who told us that it was a scam, we got out of the tuk tuk and flagged another tuk tuk down, the original tuk tuk driver tried to talk to the tuk tuk I had flagged down so I told him to shut up, we got to our hotel at 5 am in the morning after arriving at the airport at 11.30pm.

We visited the Railway museum yesterday, we were approached by a man with a camera in his hand, he started asking about my camera, we chatted a bit about camera's, he said let me take your picture, it was then I realised he wanted to take our picture to sell back to us.

We got into a tuk tuk at the museum, we told him we wanted to go to Connaught Place, we agreed a price and set off, he then tells us that we need to make another stop on the way to Connaught Place and it was going to cost us double, he had already turned away from Connaught Place, I told him to stop the tuk tuk, we got out and flagged another one down, on the way to Connaught Place this tuk tuk driver told us he didn't have time to take us to Connaught Place and his 'friend' would pick us up from where he was going to drop us off, I told him that we didn't want to be picked up by his 'friend' I also told him that we had had an experience like this a few days ago and had called the police, he then decided that he could take us to Connaught Place after all!!

The reason I am telling you this is because you need to be aware of what is happening to tourists in this area, we have only been here since Monday!! If the police don't do something about these people less and less tourists will come to this area, eventually this area will be a tourist blackspot, unfortunatly after our experiences this time we will not come back here again and will warn anyone who asks us not to visit, I am hoping that by telling you of our experiences the police will start putting into place some sort of tourist police that will protect people from these conn men and bring Connaught Place back to somewhere where we can feel safe again, like it used to be on our last 3 visits.

We are seasoned travellers, we are always careful about where and what we do in foreign countries, they have beaten us, not financially but mentally, we can't be bothered to put up with these conmen anymore, we were supposed to stay here for another 6 days, we are leaving, this place is very depressing, give it a miss, its not worth the hassle.
Written 8 December 2023
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Scenic68163086319
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Great place to visit Delhi is always happing and food is awesome, we have great time there in Delhi
Written 20 November 2023
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Siew A
52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very noisy traffic filled place. Not very clean, food shops around and Radishon hotel
Scammers following you when walking along streets. Dusty and unpleasant to walk around
Written 29 October 2023
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mable s
New Delhi, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
the British heritage at its best in the city of the Delhi. lots of places to eat and walk around in the green and calm settings
Written 13 October 2023
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Pgeee
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Go to new delhi connaught place if you want to risk having dog excrement thrown at you , that's what happened to me as part of a scam. I wrote to the police, no response. I really thought India would have improved since I was last there 20 years ago.
Written 3 October 2023
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