The Amalgamation of conventional and contemporary world of India, this place in Delhi is a favorite weekend and chill-out spot for tourists and Delhiites. Hauz Khas Village is one of the prominent places in South Delhi, and an interesting fact about it is that it was named after an ancient water reservoir. The word ‘Hauz’ refers to ‘tank of water’ and ‘Khas’ denotes royalty. Hauz Khas is a great place to explore for history buffs as well as travel freaks. The village carries the ruins of Islamic architecture, Mughal structures, green parks, art galleries, countless restaurants and pubs, and a lot more co-existing in perfect harmony.
Hauz Khas is one of the most happening places in Delhi that features some major landmarks places from the history and the contemporary world. The original Hauz Khas (water reservoir) was built in the reign of Alauddin Khilji between 1296 to 1316. The complex was named after a royal lake which today exists in the complex and is surrounded by a tomb, a seminary, and a mosque.
Hauz Khas was urbanized and developed by DLF in the 1960s and today its a posh area with high land and property rate. Hauz Khas is known for many tourist attractions in its vicinity. The most popular ones are Deer Park and Firoz Shah Tughlaq Tomb. Hauz Khas complex witnesses a vibrant atmosphere during weekends and tourist seasons for its relaxing ambiance and fun vibe.
The Deer Park aka A.N. Jha Deer Park spreads over a vast land. As the name suggests, the park is home to a number of deers. There are several subsections in the park that accommodate a Duck Park, Rabbit Enclosures, spots for walkers and joggers, Picnic Spots, and a lot more. The park is also known as ‘Lungs of Delhi’ because of rich plantation, that provides fresh air to Delhiites.
The tomb of Firoz Shah Tughlaq is an aesthetical delight to the eyes. The perfect architecture of the Mughal Era defines the skilled and focused pursuit of architect, Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. The tomb is visited by locals, historians, and tourists from across the country and globe for its architecture and aesthetically appealing looks.
It’s a great place to explore multiple cuisines ranging from Indian to International to continental to seafood. You also get to explore various shopping spots and buy stuff such as clothes, accessories, souvenirs and more.
Hauz Khas gets the maximum footfall by the locals on weekends because of countless restaurants, bars, and discotheques. These hot spots serve delicious food and offer great ambiance to sit in and enjoy a meal. The whole vibe of Hauz Khas changes during the weekend and in the evening when party buffs come here to unwind from a hectic week/day.
Hauz Khas Village remains open from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm from Mondays to Sundays. One may visit the place at any time of the year but winter is quite pleasant as, during summer, the scorching heat will not let you explore the place to the fullest.
By Road. In case you are planning to travel by roadways then you have two options. One is to take the inter-state tourist bus and the other is to take a personal car/bike to reach Delhi. One has to cover a distance of approx. 1,400km from Mumbai and Kolkata, and 2,100km from Bengaluru to reach this beautiful destination.
By Rail. Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Hauz Khas. Trains from all the metro cities of India come to Delhi hence planning a trip via train would not be a problem. From the station, one may take local transport such as bus, taxi, auto-rickshaw, or a metro to reach any desired place in Delhi.
By Air. Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport to Hauz Khas. From the airport, one has to travel a distance of approx. 10km to reach Hauz Khas. One may take auto-rickshaw, taxi or metro to reach Hauz Khas. Direct flights from all the states to Delhi are available hence coming by air is extremely convenient and faster.
By Metro. Delhi is a well-connected metropolitan city that has got great infrastructure and transportation modes. The nearest metro station to reach Hauz Khas is Green Park that runs on the Yellow Line. It is advisable to choose Metro Rail Service for convenience and comfort.
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