"F" Capital of Capital City...

F includes Fashion, Finance, Fun and Fantasy. Including these, one should know to use the FUCK word here at Connaught Place. Yes, this place is the fashion and finance capital of Delhi, the capital city of India. Connaught Place was one of the sweetest addictions of mine in Delhi. Out of 14 days, I made my presence at this place for 10 days and the remaining 4 days were before my first visit to Connaught Place. That means, since my first sight, I have visited that place every single day without giving it a miss. Because, this huge locality has enticed and mesmerized me like no other place till date. I completely lived the way I loved, over here, though I countenanced a lot of judgmental criticism here. But, I didn't give a flying fuck to the people who used to gaze at me. I just carried my personality with various attire every single day, handling a laptop in one hand and a bag in the other with a smoke. I used to feel like I was on top of the world with respect to my freedom.




Another best thing was this place got tagged with one of the busiest metro stations in Delhi, Rajiv Chowk with 8 gates around. Getting out of this metro station was like solving a puzzle. The Rajiv Chowk metro station was the busiest and most crowded one among all the other metro stations in Delhi. It was an eye feast to see the busy yet happening scenario in this metro station. It acts as a junction point of Yellow line and Blue line which were, again the most happening routes. One could find people travelling on these routes at any particular point of time from early morning to late night. Being, from a Non-metropolitan city, I was sort of excited when I got to know that there were four Cafe Coffee Days inside the station. Coffee places excite me much, though. Trust me, on my first day of the visit to the Rajiv Chowk metro station, I spent around 7 hours roaming all around the station and had coffees and burgers in the cafe points which were present inside.


Scene at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

Connaught Place atmosphere is always full of vibrancy, merriness, thrill, excitement and people with high spirits. It is the only one place in whole Delhi, which attracts every single type of person. Bloggers, Bookworms, Shopaholics, Alcoholics, Photographers, Models, Street performers, Workaholics, Foodies and most importantly, people who are Bold enough to cast themselves as the way they are! It is hard to find the location like this particular place. Keeping apart the ancient history behind Connaught Place, it is definitely the finance capital of Delhi. The Connaught place is totally prone to commercial spaces in and around the blocks of it. Named after the British ruler "Prince Arthur", the Connaught place has 13 blocks which are named after basic alphabets like A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, N and Palika Bazaar (another shopping destination). My favorite was N block, because I mostly hanged around at Chai Point and Star bucks which were installed over there.


Outdoor Book Vendors in the Corridor Space




It was my love at first sight, when I found outdoor book stalls, where the book vendors were selling all the International Best Sellers. The love was escalated to another level, when I found all the books of my favorite Sufi Mystic Poet, Rumi. He is the love of my life. It was hard to find his original books for me till then. When I got to know that all his translations were available at this place, my heart pumped like crazy and I have gone mad. I have almost bought all his books. The other reason for me to get connected with the place was the rain. On my first day of my visit to Connaught Place, it has rained and though the Delhi people got irritated for a while, I have amused and adored it to the core. The beauty of whole roads was unleashed when there was no person on the roads except the rain amalgamated with fallen dry autumn leaves. That was scenic. Witnessing roads of CP without people was way more different than exploring them with people moving around here and there without a pause.


One special moment is more than enough to fall in love, say it with a Person or with a Place.