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Old Posted Jan 14, 2007, 4:04 AM
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New Delhi skyline
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Connaught Place often called the "heart" of Delhi is the "border" between New Delhi and Old Delhi. The British built it as a "meeting" place for the Indians who lived in 'Old Delhi' and the British who would stay in "New" Delhi. The distinction still remains except that it is well off Indians and not so well off Indians. South of Connaught place is well planned New Delhi. North of it is the chaotic, unplanned, poor Old Delhi and areas like Paharganj (backpacker hotspot - hence most photos you see of Delhi are of these seedy areas). This park was recently renovated and opened to the public.

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Tourists in Connaught Place

The underground market (pretty old) - Palika Bazaar - in Connaught Place

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