This is a place where a rural and urban setting of the city co-exists. Hauz Khas Village is a perfect blend of history and modernity, where one compliments the other. A thriving modern day culture of cafes, restaurants and designer labels and hidden behind these are the medieval structures, with a sprawling man-made water reservoir.
In the heart of South Delhi lies the village of Hauz Khas and in this village lies 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. Today an Upper Class residential-cum-commercial area, Hauz Khas was once a major part of Delhi Sultanate.
A special walk, with lots of storytelling and anecdotes aboutvHauz Khas Village will be your highlight. The Hauz Khas which contains a beautiful mosque, Firoz Shah Tuglaq’s tomb and a few more remains of history was actually first occupied by Alauddin Khilji who excavated the water tank which gave the place its name, Hauz Khas. The walk takes you through these monuments and the narrow colourful, lively lanes of the village where you spend a lot of time listening to beautiful stories and taking part in activities. Who would imagine that once a hub of education now has walls dedicated to street-art? This place takes you by surprise at every step and every breath.
Traverse the cluster of fourteenth century monuments and quirky restaurants that encompass the monuments’ precincts. Hauz Khas was once a major part of Delhi Sultanate intially occupied by Sultan Alauddin Khalji. The remains today comprises of a exquisitely decorated and scanty remains of history was actually first occupied by Alauddin Khilji who excavated the water tank which gave the place its name, Hauz Khas.