Connaught Place often abbreviated as CP is one of the largest business centres in New Delhi. It is the fourth most expensive office destination and the fifth highest priced market in the world. The inner circle of Connaught Place is named Parliament Street (officially Rajiv Chowk) from which eight separate roads lead out. The outer ring is named Connaught Circus (officially Indira Chowk) from which twelve roads lead out. The Outer Circle has rows of restaurants, shops and hotels and the Middle Circle has offices and small eating outlets. It was rebuilt in 2005-2006 after the construction of the Delhi Metro station below it.
Janpath is one of the most famous markets for tourists in New Delhi. The market stretches around 1.5-km from the Outer Circle of Connaught Place to Windsor Place The market is a long line of boutique stores, handicrafts, and numerous Indian-style fast-food places. It is most popular for the unique PashminaShawl from Kashmir. Indian Kurtis and Churidars, brass ornaments and carpets, musical instruments, wall hangings and bead shops are in abundance.
Palika Bazaar is an underground market located between the inner and outer circle of Connaught Place. It has 380 numbered selling numerous products, but mostly clothing and electronic items. This place attracts many Indian and foreign tourists as the products are available at very level prices. The market also has a wide availability of illegal products such as stolen goods, fake designer products and pirated CDs and software.
Pragati maidan is the Delhi largest exhibition centre covering an area of 72,000 sq. metres. It is a huge complex of buildings housing 18 exhibition halls, performance spaces, along with headquarters of the India Trade Promotion Organisation. It hosts over 70 national and international exhibitions annually, the largest among them was the India International Trade Fair which attracts over 40,00,000 visitors.
National School of Drama
National School of Drama set up in 1959 is a theatre training institute situated at New Delhi. The ‘National School of Drama’ Repertory Company has staged over 120 plays based on the works of about 70 playwrights and featuring around 50 directors in India and several foreign countries.
It is the primary recreation area in CP. A 350 chair amphitheatre, lighting style all over the park, 4 water systems and plenty of water fountains, a water stream, lavish natural lawn, plenty of different plants make it a perfect location to relax after some stressful purchasing in Connaught Place.
India Gate is a major tourist spot in Delhi situated on the eastern side of Rajpath salutes the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War I. It reaches up to a height of 42mtrs. The monument is built with light brown Bharatpur stones. The Amar Jawan Jyoti introduced in 1971 burns day and night in remembrance of the lost lives.