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Visit Hauz Khas

Amidst the posh neighbourhoods of South Delhi, lies the historical site of the Hauz Khas complex. Hauz Khas dates back to the early 14th century during the reign of Ala-ud-Din Khalji.

Amidst the posh neighbourhoods of South Delhi, lies the historical site of the Hauz Khas complex. Hauz Khas dates back to the early 14th century during the reign of Ala-ud-Din Khalji. The site preserves an ancient water reservoir that was built by Ala-ud-Din Khalji to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri Fort.

The major tourist attractions in and around the Hauz Khas complex are the Royal Tank (Hauz Khas), Siri Fort, Madrasa, Firuz Shah Tughlaq's tomb and the cultural essence of the Hauz Khas village. Today its vicinity hosts many ethnic restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes.

The Siri Fort was built between 1297 CE and 1307 CE to defend against Mongol invasions of India and Delhi. The Fort served as the seat of the Khilji Dynasty. In the later years the fort was linked to the fortifications of Jahanpanah, a township that was built by Mohammad Bin Tughlak. Siri is believed to be one of the oldest cities of Delhi. The Siri Fort still holds the prominent structures of palaces, doors, mosques, gates and bastions.

The nearest metro stations to Hauz Khas complex are the Green Park and Hauz Khas that falls on the yellow line of Delhi Metro Railway Corporation.

Timing

The Hauz Khas complex is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:30 am and 7:00 pm and remains closed on Sundays.

PREFFERED BY

Wanderers, Loners, Photo Fanatics ,History Buffs, Experience Seekers

TIME SPENT

2 to 3 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Heritage
  • Altitude

    239 m
  • STD Code

    011
  • Best Season

    February - April, August – November
  • State/Code

    /110xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi