HKV or Hauz Khas Village has something for everyone who is interested in the history,culture,cuisine,art or craft of Delhi.An amazing destination or the Delhi traveller, this quaint place is a bohemian’s paradise.
Located just off the Aurobindo Marg in Delhi,Hauz Khas Village is a secret waiting to be unveiled.
Since, I am a history and heritage lover, I shall take you through some amazing spots of this place.
Firoz Shah is credited with the construction of this place. Many experts of history ever that Hauz Khas Village was the site of a medieval Islamic madarsa.A madarsa is a school of Islamic concepts and principles.However,there is nothing to prove this version till now.Foreign travellers are largely unaware of this 14 th century monument.
The main centre of attraction in this complex is the tomb of Firoz or Firuz Shah, a Sultan of Delhi.He was more than 40 years of age when he was persuaded to become the Sultan upon his cousin’s death.Firoz’s cousin, Mohammad was an enigmatic Sultan and had died hairless.
Firoz a credited with building several monuments in Delhi-some of them are covered in this blog.
Adjacent to the complex of Firoz is a mediavel water tank, Hauz Khas.This water body was was excavated by an earlier Sultan,Alauddin.
So,you can see that this place crawls with history.
But,on any day, you will find this place teeming with young romantics.There is not one corner that you will see unoccupied with them.
I like this place for the various shades of architecture and open spaces here.
You will like the green lawns here to unwind.
But,Hauz Khas Village is much more than just a mediavel complex.Look what I found here:a live music coffee shop that overlooks this complex.
As the clouds gathered in the skies,the monuments took in a haunted look!
Inside the cafe,the music added to the seductiveness of the ambience.
So,while Delhi experiences the joy of monsoons, head over to this beautiful place.
You will get lots of interesting places at Hauz Khas Village to indulge yourself.
I came across another interesting place to hang out.Except that there was nothing in there!