Hauz Khas village was known in the medieval period for the amazing buildings built around a reservoir and drew a large congregation of Islamic scholars and students to the Madrasa for Islamic education. Today, some of India's most prestigious institutes are situated in the neighborhood, including the Indian Institute of Technology, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. The village itself retains its old-world charm, enhanced by well-manicured green parks planted with ornamental trees all around with walk ways, and surrounded by gentrified market and residential complexes which have sprung up around the old village. The reservoir itself has been reduced in size and well landscaped with water fountains. The village structure that existed in the medieval period was modernized in mid-1980s, projecting a quiet, upscale identity that attracts tourists from all parts of the world.
Hauz Khas Village is famous for many reasons but, one thing, in particular, keeps attracting youngsters from Delhi. HKV is a posh neighbourhood with its streets filled with swanky bars, lounges, clubs, fine-dining restaurants etc. It’s not just the party hub but also shelters many showrooms with designer clothes, antique things, offices and an art gallery.
Best Time:The months between October to March are the best months to visit South Delhi, where Haus Khas exists. The summers are very harsh and so are the winters here. Although to visit Haus Khas, you just need to have the party mood on and absolutely any given time of any given month will get converted to the best when you drop a visit here! You just have to choose your favorite pub and your gang.
2 TO 6 hours
Open and Closing Time
The India Gate is open for visiting from 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Indian National: No Fee
Foreign Visitor: No Fee
Near By Attraction
Hauz Khas Market
Delhi Art Gallery
Hotels available near by Hauz Khas village
Distance between Hauz Khas Village and New Delhi Railway Station is 8.1 miles or 7 nautical miles
Distance between Hauz Khas Metro Station and Hauz Khas Village is 6.8 miles or 5.9 nautical miles
Distance between Hauz Khas and New Delhi Bus Stand is 17.4 miles or 15.1 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about the Hauz Khas village
The etymology of the two words Hauz Khas in the Persian language means ‘Hauz’= Tank and Khas=’Royal’ meaning the Royal water tank pertaining to the water tank around which the whole structure is built.
The Hauz Khas Village, fondly called as the HKV or the urban village of Delhi, harbors an Islamic seminary or a Madrasa that has been established in 1352, a mosque, Firoz Shah’s tomb and six of the most impressive multi shaped pavilions with domes constructed around a water tank. The construction can be traced back to the 13th century reign of the Delhi Sultanate.
The Delhi Tourism Department organizes light and sound shows every evening which elucidate the historic stories behind the complex
The garden houses six impressive pavilions, which used to be a part of Madrasa in past.