Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Hauz Khas Village - Delhi

Hauz Khas is a urban artist village located next to the ruins of Khilji Dynasty in Delhi and its filled with boutiques, cafes, antique shops, studios and restobars. I spent the day exploring the ancient ruins and hanging out in the restaurants and lounges of Hauz Khas
Hauz Khas Village
Ruins of Hauz Khas with the lake in the background 
The Hauz Khas Complex houses a water tank, an Islamic seminary, a mosque, a tomb and pavilions built around an urbanized village with medieval history traced to the 13th century of Delhi Sultanate reign.
Madrasa Building in Hauz Khas
The Madrasa building facing he lake now a popular dating spot in Delhi
Hauz Khas translates to Royal Tank and was constructed during the reign of Alauddin Khalji who ruled from 1296-1316. The tanks were used to store water during the rainy season and used to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri, second medieval city of the Delhi Sultanate. In the years after Alauddin, lack of maintenance led to silting up of the channels that fed the tanks and it dried up. During the reign of Feroz Shah Tughlaq the water supply system to the tanks were restored. The tanks then came to be known as Hauz Khas or Royal Tanks.
Hauz Khas Heritage site
The three domed pavilion building adjoining the courtyard 
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The purpose of this building is not known but some say that it  that it was a tomb with many graves inside, there are no traces of graves now in it. From its size and shape it looks like a meeting place
Hauz Khas Lake
Ruins of  Madrasa-e-Feroz
Feroz Shah also build institutions of higher learning called Madrasa-e-Feroz around the south western edge of the tank. The Madrasa was a well reputed centre for learning as it had employed a lot of famous scholars to teach the students
Hauz Khas ruins

Hauz Khas is really nice place to shop as lot of budding artists and designers have set up beautiful art galleries and boutiques in the narrow alleyways of the village.
Hauz Khas Shopping

Hauz Khas Artist Village

Must Check Out

Boheme

Roof top restaurant  with rustic ambiance and  has the best view of the lake. Best time to go would be during winter .The only down side is that they dont serve alcohol.

Social

Unique cocktails and lip smacking food in a grunge setting. The food and drinks are served in unique fashion and they also offer work space for freelancers who usually work out of their homes 

Imperfecto

One of the first  restaurants you will see while entering Hauz Kas. The restaurant has super chic interiors and serving Mediterranean cuisine.
Hauz Khas Restaurants

Hauz Khas Hang Outs

Hauz Khas Antique Stores


Hauz Khas Antique Stores


Graffiti in Hauz Khas 

Grafatti in  hauz khas


Grafatti in  hauz khas

Grafatti in  hauz khas

hauz khas village travel blog

hauz khas village travel blog

hauz khas village delhi

Lovers in hauz khas village





How to Get there

Board Delhi Metro and reach Green Park Metro Station, South Delhi. Take and auto Rikshaw to Hauj Khas Village.
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