Hauz Khas is a rich area of South Delhi. It is surrounded by a reservoir with beautiful buildings and a streamlined park all around. The view of the fort during sunset and sunrise is truly worth seeing. Hauz Khas Village is situated around the Hauz Khas Fort, which is already inhabited here before the establishment of New Delhi.
Hauz Khas is named after the royal water tank built during the reign of Alauddin Khilji. Apart from this, attractions like tomb, Islamic seminary, water tank and pavilion are situated in this village which represent the reign of Delhi Sultanate.
The 13th century building is surrounded by high-end boutiques, art galleries, photo galleries, restaurants and markets. Apart from the fort of Feroz Shah, there are lakes, mosques, water tanks, gardens, lawns etc.
Hauz Khas is a place in Delhi that tourists, history and architecture lovers can also visit. Apart from this, the region is also famous for its restaurants, galleries and boutiques.
History of Hauz Khas
Hauz Khas derives its name from a water reservoir that was built in the 13th century by Alauddin Khilji. This tank was built to supply water to people living in Siri, the second medieval city of India. The word Hauz Khas is “Royal Lake” in English but now there is a complex at this place. The Hauz Khas complex was developed by DLF.
Hauz Khas Village has A-Z blocks. In which E Block is the main market and it is in the center of the village. The night scene here will mesmerize you.Basic Infromation About Hauz Khas Village
|Location||Hauz Khas, South Delhi, Delhi|
|Nearest Metron Station||Hauz khas and Green Park Metro Station|
Closed on Sunday
|Timing||10:30 AM to 7:00 PM|
|Best Time To Visit||February-April, August-November|
|Entry Fees||Rs.20 (INDIAN)|
Hauz Khas Village Pubs, Cafes And Restaurants
Bar and Cafes in Hauz Khas
Summer House Café is a famous fafe available here with indoor, outdoor and terrace arrangements. Rasta is also a very popular café that hosts live music and electronic performance every night. Apart from these, Imperfecto, Rabbit Hole, High 5 Cafe & Bar, Rehab Gastropub, Levels and Out of the Box are some of the places that can be fun to visit.
Best Restaurants in Hauz Khas Village
Hauz Khas offers Himalayan to Continental cuisine. The first floor here is filled with restaurants and cafes. Here you can get expensive dishes from low budget too. Famous restaurants here include options such as Matchbox, Ali Baba Caves, Lords of the Drinks Meadow, Capsule by Hinglish, Beer Cafe, Turquoise Cottage, Summer House Cafe, Chilin Sky Bar, Chemistry and Theobrome.
Social in Hauz Khas
Hauz Khas Social is one of the most visited and popular places in Hauz Khas Village, known as “Social Offline”. The place is developed as a working space which is the best mix of many offices and cafes. Apart from this, excellent restaurants and fine bars are available for dining here.
Later in the evening at 6 pm, the place converts into a drinking pub with social youth, where youngsters dance in fun in the loud sound.
Interesting Facts About Hauz Khas Village
- This fort was built in 1284.
- Hauz-Khas Fort was built by Alauddin Khilji.
- Hauz Khas Lake was an ancient tank and reservoir of ancient times.
- The area of this water tank was about 50 hectares, which is 600 meters in width and 700 meters in length, while it was about 4 meters deep.
- The village around and inhabited by Hauz Khas Fort is called Hauz Khas Village. Here you get a large market for shopping from delicious dishes to shopping.
- The tomb of Firoz Shah Tughlaq is one of the main historical structures built inside this Hauz-Khas complex.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this place is during October-November or March-April. You can also visit the place during the winter months – November to March, but the dense fog reduces visibility and obstructs views.
How to Reach Hauz khas Village in Delhi
You can use the metro to reach Hauz Khas Village. Hauz Khas and Green Park Metro Station is the nearest metro station. You can reach the metro station only by walking from there. By the way, you can use the bus.
Online Ticket Booking
If you have made a plan, then you can book online ticket of Hauz Khas through ASI Monuments.