We wanted to visit Daryaganj Book Market last Sunday. Once there, we were told that the book market didn’t happen because ex-President of Pakistan visited the place in the morning (this is pure hearsay I have no idea if it is true or not). Whatever may be the reason, the book sellers were not there for sure. So, we headed to Connaught Place instead. On a whim we decided to go inside the Central Park. The entrance is free. I was also carrying my SLR (inside my shoulder bag) and they did make a hue and cry that cameras are not allowed but then let me go anyway. I wonder why they do not wish to allow cameras (this is also not stated anywhere near the park) and unless they ban cell phones too what is the use of such a policy?
It must have been a litlte past five in the evening and the park was reasonably crowded but not near the amphitheatre. We were quite intreguied with the happenings there. There was a small crowd and the lone gentleman on stage talking about random things (at least to me). Then another person requested to get onstage and talked about politics a bit. Then a bunch of students went up and tried their usual song stuff. By this time we decided to move on.
I liked the idea of the open air theatre and people spontaneously going on stage to do something. And the crowd was quite decent too, apart from one group of students who were, well behaving like students you see in Indian ads. But even they were within limits.
I was scared to take out my SLR because of the goofup at the entrance so many of the pictures are from my mobile. I wish I would get out within Delhi more. We plan to go to Daryaganj sometime later in the month.
13 thoughts on “Central Park, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi”
Almost like Hyde Park in London 🙂 I like the idea of a ‘freedom to speak’ place.I think I have to change my cell. I wouldn’t have been able to make such good pictures with mine:)
Daryagang – Chandni- Chowk – Paharganj – favrouiteParathe-Wali-Gali – Natraj-Ke-BhalleYummy !!!!Lanes/by-lanes – Narrowdilwalo ki dilli…Namaste !
I know Fida, I have seen that corner too but it was deserted that day when I was there. These days cells have very fancy cameras and mine is a very ordinary one.Hobo, thanks for the wonderful comment. So you have been there!
hii used to blog as slice of life earlier then i was in delhi…now moved to chennai 2 yrs agogood to see delhi changingthis amphi theatre was not there earlier
Recently I too went to the Central Park in CP. I was not allowed entry into the park for guess what? I was carrying a bottle of drinking water. I was appalled. What kind of pathetic security are they providing to people when we are not even allowed to carry our own bottles of water? And if there is such a rule then why haven’t they written it anywhere there and why aren’t they supplying food and water to people inside the park? I can go on and on Mridula because it is seriously sick the way they are imposing their whimsical rules on tourists and common people alike.
wuh?? When did they not allowed a bottle of water?? Am from delhi and I go there almost every week.Never been stopped 😕 They dont allow drinks,smokes and laptops though
Sarthak, thanks for stopping by. They did allow me but were quite cagey about my camera.
As everybody knows that Connaught Place is one of most striking structural place in Delhi. lot of people come here daily . i agreeed that security is too tight at central park but it works in our favor because a large gathering there could be the target of terrorist activity .You can book your tickets to india and visit this place
yhea! its such a wonderful place in delhi. i used to go every month without any reason.
its a very nice place specially to me i have visited here once only with my girlfriend so its a very good park to me
yes you are saying right . did you know that i am in 8 class and i go to london . i saw the hyde park this was so beautiful ……………… i like ti did you??????
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