Connaught Place is a main focal point of business nucleus that is world-famous shopping center in New Delhi. It was built in 1931 happens to be the commercial hub of Delhi. The total concept of market is based on the style of British architecture which was planned and well structured. This market is formerly known with the name of Rajeev Chowk and is marked with the crossing point for the Yellow and Blue lines of the Delhi Metro.
C.P. has been designed to look like two concentric circles, named as Connaught's inner circle and Connaught Circus respectively. These circles were also marked to many of the important roads like Parliament Street and Janpath. Nevertheless, its Victorian style architecture is impressive.
Under this market, one will see Cineplex, the restaurants, the cafes, the road side handicraft shops and the colorful crowd to add to the glory of this very historic place.
There are a wide range of markets and shops in Connaught place which are structured in the form of rings comprising of inner and outer circle. According to the thought of The British at that time that the circular structure of the market would be beneficial for both the shopkeepers and the shoppers as well. Connaught Place has been sculpted after the Royal Crescent in Bath, England and one can easily recognized in the map of Delhi because it stands out like a circle with roads plying from many points of the various cities.