It’s been 10 months since I have moved to Delhi. But I couldn’t explore the place much, considering the vast itinerant options available in and around Delhi. The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and post lockdown made all the travel plans go in vain. Now it’s the phase where I’m slowly resuming all those itineraries and visited Hauz Khas village in Delhi last weekend after a long interval.
Hauz Khas is one among those affluent neighborhoods in South Delhi which has been popular since the medieval times. Haus Khas is advisable as a historic place to visit as well as an urban hang out spot. A desirable escape route for party lovers as well as those who seek nature vibes and a pinch of heritage. The place is easily accessible through Delhi metro (also in close proximity to domestic/international airports in Delhi) making it a popular tourist spot for all travel gypsies.
The place reminds us of the perpetual Mughal empire royalty. The Haus Khas village discovered an urban transformation with the arrival of fine designer boutiques by fashion designers like Bina Ramani.
Once you enter the village, you will find numerous food joints, cafes, antique shops, perky looking resto-bars, fancy boutiques etc
I visited one of those resto-bars there ,when I was verbally dragged in by an teenage looking girl who needed some company when her friend didn’t show up as promised. But I had some quality time and pep talks with her and got back to visit the Haus Khas Fort complex next. The fort is linked with the reign of Alauddin Khilji dynasty.
Hauz Khas Fort
The fort comprises of the erstwhile medieval madrasas, stone monuments water reservoir and Feroz Shah’s tomb. The mesmerising view of the medieval architecture painted by the fiery sun’s rays and and the perfectly manicured green lawns in the neighborhood is a perfect melange for those who pay a visit here. There are a couple of prayer pavilions in the front lawn which makes an ideal recreation spot for the fort visitors.
The fort complex seems like the most preferred spot for love birds who is quite nonchalant about any of the events around. I swiftly managed to take some snaps of the Madrasa corridors but felt offended to plunge into the privacy of the lover flocks gathered inside.
There are a number of dark secret chamber like structures inside the Fort below these corridors, ideal for a hide and seek!
There are certain chambers which is structured with its roof open and let the sun’s rays to pass through. I was totally in awe with these architectural master pieces of the Mughal era.
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I saw extremely fearless people attempting to click a picture at the topmost point of the fort. (This one includes the iconic couple pose from the legendary movie Titanic )
Hauz Khas Lake
You could get a could get an ample view of the beautiful Hauz Khaz lake surrounded by lavish green through the madrasa corridors. The lake is also home to a variety of migratory birds which is indeed a wonderful sight for the sore eyes.
Hauz khas fort offers you moments to witness some of the testaments of Mughal empire royalty.
Hauz Khas Market
Hauz Khas market is another popular destination of the neighbourhood. The market is famous for a vast array of trendy restaurants, exuberant cafes, upscale boutiques, curio shops, lip-smacking street food outlets etc.
When you need a distraction from the uphill battle of your routines , Hauz Khas village is one of the ideal options in Delhi. While leaving the place a completely elated mood is a promise!
If you are in Delhi or if you come to Delhi , pay a visit to Haus Khas village to feel the blend of those medieval vintage vibes and an upbeat urban wave.