Take a walk at Connaught Place, New Delhi, India

Take a walk at Connaught Place, New Delhi, India

Connaught Place, the heart of New Delhi. The British-designed colonial equivalent of a shopping mall, it's laid out in two concentric rings divided into blocks, all bursting with shops and lots of pampered pigeons waddling about.

Long neglected, the area received a major shot in the arm after the opening of the major Metro junction of Rajiv Chowk under it, and it's going more upmarket by the day.

At the centre is a small but pleasant park, while on one edge is the notorious Palika Bazaar, an underground den of cheap wares, many pirated or smuggled from overseas.

The area is surrounded by tall office buildings on nearly all sides.

Train fans will want to check out the Metro Museum inside the station, open 10 AM-4 PM Tue-Sun (free with valid Metro ticket).

Quite simply the best place to hang out!

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