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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

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