Hauz Khas District
Information Hauz Khas District
Hauz Khas is an Urdu term meaning "Royal Tank" and was named after the ancient water reservoir which was built by Alauddin Khilji in 1296 to supply water to Siri Fort. The remains of the reservoir is now a lake that stands at the center of the Hauz Khas Complex, which also contains a 14th century Madrasa (Islamic school), mosque, tomb and pavilions. The complex is located within a series of forested parks scattered with the tombs of royal personalities that ruled in the area between the 14th and 16th centuries. If you are looking for a break from the hustle-bustle of the city then stroll for an hour or two along the peaceful paths and look out for the mysterious domed buildings appearing between the trees.
Hauz Khas is located in southern Delhi, a 2 km walk or a 50 rupee tuk-tuk ride from Hauz Khas metro station.
Entrance free (2020)