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Connaught Place is the heart of Delhi pulsating with history, power, culture and life. This complex node of historical buildings and patches of dense green foliage today, used to be a ridge covered with kikar trees and housed by jackals. Residents of Kashmere Gate and Civil Lines visited during the weekends for partridge hunting. This area was later developed by the government as a central business district and was named after Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught. Development of Connaught Place fell upon the shoulders of W.H Nicholls, the chief architect to the Government of India, but later the work was given to Robert Tor Russel who went on to design the complex as it is today. With time Connaught Place grew in shape and size welcoming the first cinema, restaurants and posh homeowners in its fold.
The entire swirl of Connaught Place is divided into a circular cluster of buildings, opening into various wide lanes tipped by glittery showrooms, restaurants and commercial sector. Beautiful Georgian architecture arrests one’s eye with its high arches running parallel to the entire circle. A central park is erected at the heart of Connaught Place, cleverly disguising the famous Palika Bazar and then branching into a spread of stunning skyscrapers gleaming in the sun. Tucked into this melange of foliage and concrete is historical heritage buildings like Agrasen ki Baoli and more modern versions like National Philatelic Museum and The Imperial. Today Connaught Place is just not a centre of power and history but it has become a sought after destination for gastronomy and retail. Just hop in a cab or a metro and come experience the old world magic of Connaught Place.
Over the years Connaught Place has become a major hub of restaurants and pubs. Its swanky belt of trendy dining spots targets the world of global gastronomy with an ease, housing some of the bigwigs of culinary circle of the country. On one hand the gastronomy of Connaught Place is old-fashioned and historical (Kwality, United Coffee House, Embassy Restaurant, Wenger’s) and on the other hand it showcases modern and innovative culinary talents (Farzi Café, Veda, Barbeque Nation, Jungle Jamboree, Garam Dharam, Tamra). Connaught Place is also the party central of the city featuring sensational pubs for you to taste the nightlife like, HotMess, Lord of the Drinks, Junkyard Café, The Vault Café and Aqua. There is something for everyone in CP.
Connaught Place is called the heart of New Delhi. This locality is a seat of power and money and lately has become one of the most happening destinations for gastronomy. Funky nightclubs, trendiest of bars and innovative restaurants with global menus, are an integral part of Connaught Place. Couples on lookout for a perfect romantic spot for dinner will find Connaught Place idyllic in every way. First off, let’s cover some hip bars where you can enjoy a multitude of cuisines with something boozy. ‘HotMess’, ‘FLYP@MTV’, ‘Lord Of The Drinks’, ‘The Darzi Bar & Kitchen’, ‘Local’, ‘Tamasha’, all are hottest gastro bars in CP. ‘Farzi Café’, ‘Veda’ and ‘Garam Dharam’ is a wonderful pit stop for spicy Indian curries. A Chinese food dominant calls for a trip to the fancy ‘Shang Palace’ at Shangri La’s Eros Hotel. ‘Caffe Tonino’ is a welcoming place to savor some Italian food.
Most of the people are passionate about food. And to top it if you get the chance to view Live IPL Screening along with a glass of cocktail and a plate of delectable quick bites with your friends what else can you ask for. This is what Connaught Place is all about!
Watching IPL 2019 at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium is a dream come true for IPL fans which is is in close vicinity to this place. People who come to watch IPL cannot resist the lip smacking food. Connaught Place is one of the best and posh localities of Delhi that is always bustling with hectic activity.
Janpath lying close by is also identified as the shopping street where you can buy anything under the sun. Street food available in this area is particularly famous and worth trying. It is bustling with activity as this is the main hangout spot for foreigners and youngsters who visit the cafes and see IPL match highlights and also check out IPL latest scores.
During the IPL season as you visit the Best restaurants to watch IPL at Connaught Place the environment is infused with a sense of frenzied excitement as the IPL fans cheer their team. Multitudes of tourists and local residents gather here to relish amazing food and enjoy exciting Live IPL Screening as they enjoy Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mughlai, or Thai cuisine. The wonderful ambiance of the restaurants and sports bar adds to the fun of Live IPL Screening.
Wengers in Connaught Place is one of the most visited bakeries. Savour their mouth-watering chicken and vegetable patties, Swiss rolls and lemon tarts. One cannot leave the city without tasting it!