Janpath, or the path for the people, is one of the radial roads originating from Connaught Circus and meeting the outer circle, a distance of good 1.5 kilometers. It was integral to the design of Connaught Place when it was developed. Janpath is known for a range of boutique shops that provide different types of goods. These goods could be Indian or western apparel, rugs and shawls, accessories of fabric, leather and metal, artefacts, decorative pieces and handicrafts of metal, wood and fabric, souvenirs and many other items. Some of the shops established here have a long history dating back to 1950s.
These boutique shops are known to provide quality stuff at bargained prices. Bargaining is important if you have to land a good deal here. Due to shortage of parking space, the market is best explored by walking on pedestrian pavements. You can expect to find people selling triklets and other stuff outside the shops on pavement itself.
Fast food joints provide clean and hygienic food to the travelers. There are outlets providing fresh fruit juice and Indian food along with chains such as McDonald’s.
Besides, Mehrasons jewelry shop, Nepal Airlines office, famous Gujarati market, Allahabad bank, ICICI bank, Bank Of India are some of the other important landmarks of this market on either side of Janpath road.
Hotels In or Around Janpath
Janpath has some star rated hotels, such as Hotel Imperial, Hotel Janpath and Shangri La.
Janpath is also a Metro Station on Violet Line and is close to ICICI Bank branch. Rajiv Chowk Station at the inner circle is also another major junction of Metro rail which is close to Janpath market.