Central Delhi is home to some of the finest residential, shopping and business centers of the city. An administrative district of the National Capital Region Central Delhi houses some of the most popular monuments that take you back to the Mughal era. Bounded by the Yamuna River on the East, central Delhi is one of the most beautiful areas in the capital. Sprawling over an area of 25 km2 Central Delhi is home to 644,005 Delhiites.
In Central Delhi there are many notable structures and buildings which are really captivating. The Lutyen's Bungalow Zone located in Central Delhi is regarded as a heritage area. The entire area is characterized by huge bungalows and lush green lawns.
Lets have a look at some of the important areas that constitute Central Delhi
- Places in Central Delhi
- Chandni Chowk
- Connought Place
- Pragati Maidan
- Karol Bagh
If you want to experience the true flavor of Dilli then a visit to Chandni Chowk is a must. One of the busiest markets in Delhi Chandni Chowk literally means Moonlit Square or market. Established by Jahanara, the favorite daughter of Shah Jahan Chandni Chowk is the largest trading area in North India. Crisscrossed by lanes and by lanes Chandni Chowk is just a stones throw away from the Red Fort. Other important monuments in close proximity include Sunheri Masjid Fatehpur Mosque and the Jumma Masjid. Apart from monuments the other attractions in Chandni Chowk are; exclusive showrooms that stack the most assorted range of ethnic garments and numerous food stalls that are sure to leave you smacking your lips. Easily accessible from all parts of the city Chandni Chowk also shelters some of the best hotels in the city.
One of the oldest and most impressive markets of Delhi, Connaught Place Market is locally termed as CP. Officially named as the New Delhi Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place is also New Delhi's central business district. Based on Victorian style of architecture this market is divided into two circles, inner circle and outer circle. A major landmark in the city CP shelters numerous shops and showrooms that are stacked with the finest range of merchandize. Be it handicrafts, cutlery, jewelry, footwear, household goods or even electronics you are sure to find it in this market. Easily accessible from all corners of the NCR region Cannaught place is one of the most crowded places in Delhi.
Spread over 72000 sq mts Pragati Maidan of Central Delhi is the largest exhibition space in the city. Established in 1982 during Asian Games the pragati Maidan has many pavilions that are named after renowned personalities of the country. Pragati Median is also the hub for the city intellectuals, musicians, painters etc. During winter, several fares are held here. Of these, Delhi book fare is the most-popular one. Pragati Maidan is one of the most-visited places in Central New Delhi. The Nizamuddin Railway Station and The ISBT are situated close to the Pragati Maidan. Incase you want to put up at this place then Pragati Maidan also offers a host of hotels like Jukaso Inn, Janpath Hotel, Nirula's Hotel, Hotel Kanishka.
Known as one of the oldest and most popular residential as well as commercial areas in Delhi Karol Bagh is situated at a distance of just 2 kilometers from the New Delhi Railway Station. The entire district has been strategically segregated into roads, streets and markets. Karol Bagh can easily be called the heart of central Delhi as this place is home to some of the finest showrooms; retail outlets and jewelry boutiques. From jewelry to garments, from toys to shoes, everything is available here. There are also a good number of hotels situated in this part of the city.
Last Updated on : September 10, 2014