Hauz Khas Complex, New Delhi

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Hauz Khas Complex in Hauz Khas, South Delhi 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. It was part of Siri, the second medieval city of India of the Delhi Sultanate of Allauddin Khilji Dynasty . The etymology of the name Hauz Khas in Farsi is derived from the words ‘Hauz’: “water tank” and ‘Khas’:“royal”- the “Royal tank”. The large water tank or reservoir was first built by Khilji {the plaque displayed at the site records this fact} to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri. The tank was de - silted during the reign of Firuz Shah Tughlaq . Several buildings and tombs were built overlooking the water tank or lake. Firuz Shah’s tomb pivots the L - shaped building complex which overlooks the tank.
In the 1980s, Hauz Khas Village, studded with domed tombs of Muslim royalty from the 14th to 16th centuries, was developed as an upper class residential cum commercial area in the metropolis of South Delhi, India. It is now a relatively expensive tourist cum commercial area with numerous art galleries, upscale boutiques and restaurant.
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  • Unfortunately, the only day we had to tour was Monday, but Hauz Khas was closed. There was not much to see from the gate.  more »
  • Who know history can be so interesting and beautiful. The Hauz Khaz Madrasa complex is beautiful structure surrounded by lush green park. Good for family visits.  more »
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  • Hauz Khas complex houses some very good historical ruins in the middle of urban jungle of Delhi. It's chaotic outside but quite peaceful and serene inside. It is a great place to spend a morning or an evening there. Moreover, when you are done with exploring the complex, there are many good cafes and restaurants just outside the complex.
  • Lovely place to hangout. Go with your friends and family (maybe). Awkward moments may occur if you are with your family.
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