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Delhi's The Janpath Hotel bids a reluctant goodbye

After more than 50 years, ITDC's The Janpath Hotel in downtown New Delhi will close down

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The Janpath Hotel

Manavi Kapur 

Connaught Place and its radial lanes are home to several relics of a bygone era, hanging on to their laidback ways. The Janpath Hotel, run by the Indian Tourism Development Corporation, belongs squarely within this paradigm of this sepia-toned past. But the government has other plans — the four-acre hotel will soon have to make way for offices.

The guests seem largely unaffected by this turmoil. The tea lounge is fully occupied at 2 PM and the lobby has a busy flurry of bellboys moving luggage with guests in tow. The floor bears the signs of wear and tear. Inside the gems and jewellery ...

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First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 23:12 IST