Connaught Place (officially Rajeev Chowk) is Delhi's largest financial, commercial and
business center. Located in the heart of New Delhi, India, Connaught
Place, often abbreviated as CP, houses the headquarters of several
Robert Tor Russell, chief architect to the
Government of India designed Connaught Place in 1932 based upon an
outline by W.H. Nichollas (the committee's architect from 1913-1917).
The area is instantly recognizable on any map of Delhi, being the big
circle in the middle with radial roads spreading out in all directions,
like spokes on a wheel. Eight separate roads lead out from Connaught's
inner circle, named Parliament Street and Radial Roads 1 through 7.
Twelve different roads lead out from Connaught Circus, the outer ring;
the most well-known of these is Janpath, the continuation of Radial Road
Connaught Place's obvious Victorian architecture is
modeled after the Royal Crescent in Bath, England.Connaught Place is
closed on Sundays.