Connaught Place of New Delhi is the largest commercial center of the city. The market place is named after the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. The structure is a heritage building of the land, which was constructed in early 20th century.
The Connaught Place is located near Shivaji Bridge.
Before the construction of this building, the area was filled with kikar trees and were home to wild pigs and jackals. The residents of surrounding regions visited this ridge for hunting. There was a Hanuman temple near the borders of this region. Pilgrims visited this temple during dawn, as dusk is considered very dangerous in this region, in the past. Later, the region was cleared and smaller villages near the ridge were destroyed to make way for Connaught Place. However, the Hanuman temple still remains as a historic religious structure. Jantar Mantar and Jaisingh pura were the other structures, whichwere spared during the clearance.
Connaught Place is popular for market which is built in Georgian styled architecture. The building forms two concentric circles. Seven roads connect the outer circle and inner circle. 12 roads lead you in and out of this market and most popular of all is Janpath road. You can find many giant cinemas and luxury theaters in this region.
You can find many entertainment centers in the inner circle. The central park is a large garden region near the market, which hosts cultural events and open for tourists to stroll and enjoy picnic. The Central Park holds the largest India flag.