Which part of Delhi is better to stay in: Connaught Place or Karol Bagh?
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Mar 9, 2013 11:27 AM Last Post By: macapura
Jan 31, 2013 4:20 AM
Jan 31, 2013 8:25 AM
Jan 31, 2013 10:12 AM
Jan 31, 2013 10:26 AM
3I am not sure how much actual experience #2 has had at staying in a flop in Delhi.
I would always advise PaharGanj as a first stop for backpackers, as it is extremely popular and cheap as well as a great place to meet up with others but even a World sprint champion couldn't get from CP to PaharGanj in 3 minutes.
Jan 31, 2013 4:14 PM
Jan 31, 2013 9:15 PM
5Agree with no. 1. Have stayed in Karol Bagh on two different visits to India. Connaught expensive for what you get. Karol Bagh has great food choices, cheap hotels, easy access to airport and two of the main train stations. Prices we paid around 1200 rupees in 2009. It's a good place to stay, imho. Good luck.
Feb 1, 2013 11:47 PM
Feb 2, 2013 3:52 AM
Hotel Arpit Palace lies on a square in walking distance from the Metro Station Karol Bagh.
Behind this hotel is a big shopping area.
Hotel Metropolis (renovated 2 years ago) is in walking distance from the Metro station RK Ashram Marg in Paharganj.
Both hotels have a rooftop terrace and a bar / restaurant.
Feb 2, 2013 4:29 AM
Feb 2, 2013 4:51 AM
9Take it from a local, stay at Connaught Place. It saves you a lot of travel trouble.
Karol Bagh ain't too far but it puts you at the centre of a crowded local market on a westbound metro line. Its a rather drab urban setting as well. It is NOT close to the Railway Stations in the least.
CP, by contrast is the main metro hub, has direct access to the airport metro express, is walking distance from Paharganj and the New Delhi Railway station and is as central as it gets. Security is at its best in this part of town, and its easy to find transport to anywhere. Plus you've got a lot of decent eating and great shopping.
Feb 2, 2013 9:06 AM
10#9 There is a concept almost unique to this Indian Forum that the local knows what is best for the travelling foreigner. This is frequently a misconception as the local does not face the same difficulties and normally hasn't actually experienced it, particularly low budget options.
So perhaps it is a little counter-productive to say "take it from a local" as you almost certainly are not writing from personal experience.
Feb 2, 2013 1:49 PM
Feb 2, 2013 2:29 PM
Feb 4, 2013 11:01 PM
13#10, I agree, but I was simply referring to the criteria I look at while I travel. Plus I often wish I lived in Connaught Place so I wouldn't have to bother with traffic ordeals on a daily basis. So its a different kind of personal experience. Cheers!
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