There are few things in a city which are pretty famous but only among their patrons. Apart from them, nobody knows because well, they are small things which are not important enough to be remembered or to be logged in your travel itinerary. 😉 When you have a hundred places to cover for food while visiting Delhi, who will remember about a Paan shop, right? 🙂 For the uninitiated, Paan is an old-age mouth-freshener in India/South Asia made of betel leaves and many other things, and to call it only a mouth-freshener is actually quite insulting (not exaggerating!). And, therefore, I am attaching here a wiki page explaining Paan. 😉 Oh, by the way, it can very well be consumed without the tobacco in case you read only the first two-three lines. In fact, that is how most of us consume it.
I am not a huge fan of Paan, I like it but not crazily, however, I know a lot of people who simply love Paan to the core and its very easy to find such people here in India. Paan is a very tempting delicacy here. 🙂 By the way, every foreign tourist must try Paan, no matter what.
Anyway, while the traditional Paan has its fans all over the world, there is one little shop in Connaught Place that has all sorts of quirky Paans. Ever heard of flirt pan? Haha! Strawberry Paan? Black Currant Paan? You name it!
This is a must try if you are in Delhi even if you are not a Paan fan and the best part is that you don’t have to take out extra time to visit this place. For tourists, travelling within Delhi is a pain in the ass (its for Delhi people too most of the times 😛 ). However, you will be visiting Connaught Place for some or the other reason, I am sure. It is right in front of Odeon Cinema. Ask anyone in Connaught Place about Odeon Cinema.
This is a must try. No, really.
Visit this place whenever you are in CP (Connaught Place) next. 🙂