Central Delhi is the most amazing place featuring attractions of every interest in Delhi. Cannaught Place- named after H.R.H Field Marshal the First Duke of Connaught and Strathearn- is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centres in New Delhi. Indeed, it is one of the most sought after, maintained, marvellous and pretty clean place of Delhi. A tourist who comes to Delhi definitely loves to visit Cannaught Place, abbreviated CP. Once you have a look at all the attractions situated at an arm’s length (definitely, it is a hyperbole) from CP, this place is surely going to be your first priority in the list of places you visit; anytime you visit Delhi. Certainly, it is the Heart and Soul of Delhi.
Let us quickly give a look at few places situated in and around CP, and prove what we have been telling the whole time.
- BANGLA SAHIB GURUDWARA
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is a very pious, clean and holy place of Sikhs, but people of every religion show a keen interest in visiting this beautiful gurudwara. It has a marvellous architecture, the sarovar adding four stars to its beauty. The daily langar service welcomes a lot of people to fill their stomach and attain blessing of the divine power.
- JANTAR MANTAR
The Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial, consisting of a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies. Take a guide with you, and you’ll know how logical and scientific our ancestors were.
- CENTARL PARK
Central Park is simply like any other park situated around the circle. But the thing that distinguishes it from any other park is the Flag which keeps hoisting with pride like a flying hero. It is a much-loved seating space and a picnic spot for all the passer-by, especially treasured by couples as it is even called ‘ lovers point’. At night, the area spotted with colourful lights gives a pleasure of its own.
- NIGHT LIFE
CP is renowned for its night life as the best cafes and pubs are found in the place, some of them being Warehouse Cafe, HotMess, House of Commons, The Junkyard Cafe and the lsit is endless. It has an unbeatable and rocking nightlife. You want to go party with your friends, or there is an office informal meeting, or just a get-together – CP is the perfect place that will suit all of these needs, promising fun, dance, in-beat performances and a lot more in store for you.
- SHOPPERS’ HUB
Cannaught place is a Shopping hub. No matter what kind of shopping you have come out for- street shopping or proper costly branded outfits- CP is your right destination. The first underground market stop, Palika Bazar, is constructed here, where shopping is easy and economical.
All the branded showrooms have their outlets here. For cloth lovers and shopping maniacs- this is a dream-like perfect place to visit.
- RAJPATH- INDIA GATE
Who isn’t aware of India Gate!! It is a beautiful monument, rather a picnic spot to hang out with friends now-a-days, where a sacred fire AMAR JAWAN JYOTI is lit day in and day out, paying homage to those unsung heroes who sacrificed themselves for the Independence of our motherland. Apart from the glorious history it contains, the beauty and the marvel attract millions of people as tourists. The connecting lane of India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, referred to as Rajpath, features a delightful walk, especially at night when its beauty increases manifold.
For sure, next time you visit Delhi- do not forget to visit CP- because truly it is not something to be missed.