Vibrant, crowded and exotic is what best describes Connaught Place, the commercial and entertainment hub of Delhi. No trip to Delhi is complete without a visit to Connaught Place. Connaught Place is a colourful neighbourhood filled with surprises in every nook and corner. This is among one of the places where you can soak up the rich cultural life of Delhi. Connaught Place, first designed by W.H. Nicholls, the chief architect to the Government of India plaza based on the European Renaissance and Classical style and completed by Robert Tor Russell, chief architect to the Public Works Department finished the design for Connaught Place consists of the Inner Circle, the Middle Circle and the Outer Circle, plus seven radial roads.
Inner Circle may be home to Palika Bazaar and many well-known stores. But when it comes to shopping, dining and partying, even the Outer Circle is equally as fun as the Inner circle. Right from travel agents and tour operators to designer wear stores, luxury hotels, restaurants and bars, you will find it all in Outer Circle. Take a stroll along the well planned path of Outer Circle and soak up the vibrant urban lifestyle. Enjoy the rich cultural life. If its shopping, Outer Circle is home to tons of shops offering everything from designer wears to gift and souvenirs, art and crafts, books, jewellery and so much more.
Looking for a book stores? The Outer Circle is home to some of the best book stores in Delhi. No matter what genre of books you are looking for, you will find it all here. One can find everything from romantic novels, war, science and fictions, travel guide books, historic, political and so much more. Check out stores like the Teksons Bookshop, located in N-17, Outer Circle. Amrit Book Company is another popular book store located in Outer Circle. Mehta Bandhu, Delhi Book Company and English Book Depot are also two amazing book stores located here in Outer Circle. When it comes to the ultimate book shopping experience, none can beat the Oxford Book Store, located in the first floor of the Statesman House. Besides this book store also has an In-house tea lounge where you can relax and enjoy a book while you sip a cup of coffee. Apart from book stores, the Outer Circle is also home to many well-known designer wear brands and stores like the Swatch, where you can shop for all the latest in the fashion world.
After a day of shopping, you may cool off your heels in one of the coffee house or restaurants located in the Outer Circle. Veda, Legends of India, @Live, Haldirams, York Ginza and Nirulas are some of the most popular restaurants in Outer Circle. Besides restaurants, one can also find some of Delhi’s best pubs and bars like the DV8 and Blues here in the Outer circle.