Hauz Khas Village
Hauz Khas Village
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Hauz Khas village was known in the medieval period for the amazing buildings built around a reservoir and drew a large congregation of Islamic scholars and students to the Madrasa for Islamic education. Today, some of India's most prestigious institutes are situated in the neighborhood, including the Indian Institute of Technology, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. The village itself retains its old-world charm, enhanced by well-manicured green parks planted with ornamental trees all around with walk ways, and surrounded by gentrified market and residential complexes which have sprung up around the old village. The reservoir itself has been reduced in size and well landscaped with water fountains. The village structure that existed in the medieval period was modernized in mid-1980s, projecting a quiet, upscale identity that attracts tourists from all parts of the world.
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Known as ‘The National Capital of Ethnic Chic’, the hip and trendy Hauz Khas Village is a beautiful urban village nestled in a corner among the ruins of domed tombs of Muslim royalty from the 14th to 16th centuries, that merge into the modern day Deer Park. Old homes here have been converted into fashion boutiques & chic homestays, art galleries, jewellery shops, book and antique stores, multi-cuisine restaurants, bars and nightclubs. HKV might be full of arterial narrow lanes but it is the epicenter of Delhi’s most vibrant social life. In the spring and winter evenings, visitors can stroll along the lake, watch the beautiful sunset from the ruins of the fort or sip a cocktail at one of the many rooftop bars and restaurants overlooking it.

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Surrey 13
London, UK1,139 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We arrived quite late 11pm and went through a gated community area. The son of the owners met us and one of the staff promptly took our bags to our rooms. The rooms are spacious, an electric heater as it can be a little chilly first thing at this time of year. Complementary coffee, tea. A large shower which worked well. It did not have a fridge.

The rooms are very quiet. Breakfast was good and served promptly. Eggs to order. In the afternoon the first floor has a lovely terrace which you can use to enjoy the afternoon heat.

The dinner is very good. Put in a request in the morning. 600r for veg and 900r for a chicken dish. We met the chef and the food was really good and more than enough ! We can bring in your own wine , beer. There is a liqueur shop about 10 mins away. They do sell beer if you want it. A lovely dinner.

The hotel provides lots of info on nearby Restuarant, shops etc and good maps. They also provide a list of possible tourist attractions.

A quite different hotel to the 'norm'. Fabulous ethic photos taken by the dad in the lounge dining area. I loved it and felt very much at home.
Written February 15, 2020
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eamesescape
Melbourne, Australia176 contributions
Dec 2019
The Hauz Khas Village aka HKV in South Delhi is an urban hangout hotspot as well as a heritage place . As surprising as it might sound, it is a posh neighborhood, a historical complex, and an upscale hub, all rolled into one. While Hauz Khas keeps its buoyant vibes with a wide range of modern restaurants, pubs, cafés, shopping places, and boutiques, it also retains its old-world charm through the historical complex that houses many structures from the Sultanate era. And this smooth merger of the past and the present makes it one of the top tourist attractions in Delhi. eating and drinking are Very expensive in this district, however the unique parklands with deer, heritage buildings and fantastic range of restaurants, make it a worthwhile adventure. Come for a day & stay for the evening night life !
Written July 10, 2020
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Katherine
7 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Exceeded expectations. Hauz Khas has a fun, relaxed vibe. It would be very easy to pass half a day here. There are many restaurants and cafes overlooking a lake in Hauz Khas itself. Additionally, there's street art, unique stores/boutiques, and street food to try. There's hisotry to explore, too, in a lovely green space and park. Parking is available.
Written January 4, 2024
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ton l
10 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Why does the goverment makes it so much more expensive for foreigner, locals should pay 20rupies foreigner 250 rupies. Thats pretty unfair it's a lot of goverment stiff which makes it with purpose a lot more expensive. Make prices for everybody the same, just because we're foreigner it doesnt mean that we swim in money !!

We went to a cute little rooftop cafe close to the entry with a beautiful view over the lake I can really recommend that for sunset .
Written December 5, 2020
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SalimM
London, UK1,861 contributions
Dec 2019
Not a village as such. It has grown a reputation as the place to go and be seen by the locals. Nothing going for it in my view. A couple of cafes, bars, galleries with a few paintings and a couple of boutiques with not much going for them. Lots of touts trying to get you in to the bars. You can walk in 15 mins and that’s it. At the end of the main walkway you come to the ruins – entrance fee to be paid. There is a deer park but deers are not to be seen. You will see a few ducks by the water. A complete waste of time considering that it is out of town and will take at least an hour or so to get there.
Written February 2, 2020
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Vlaamse_Reiziger
Belgium216 contributions
Jul 2021
Hauz Khas "village" is a collection of a few houses overlooking a park with a lake. You can walk in the park as well. The "village" is mainly a collection of bars, some art galleries', and some clothes shops. Nice to hand around for an hour or so (plus an hour in the park) and have a drink. It is also a bit different from the rest of Delhi.
Written October 11, 2021
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richard t
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia53 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
8/1/2020:
Overrated place. I took 10mins to complete the so-called ‘hip’ neighbourhood. Nonsense! More like a drug dealers village with absolutely nothing to offer but men standing around offering joints and magic mushrooms (Psilocybin Mushrooms) in the broad daylight. Art gallery looks crap, not even a decent cafe for coffee; Deer Park without sight of Deer. Don’t go!
Written January 10, 2020
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FreeIndianBird
New Delhi, India136 contributions
Mar 2020
Actually it is not village maybe in old times people call it village. It is a very popular posh area of south delhi and you will see foreigners tourists. If you are a party person go in evening and if you like peace prefer to go in day time. Here you will find lots of restaurants, cafe & shops. In most of the restaurant there is lake view.
Written March 14, 2020
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travelnomadNZ
Cambridge, New Zealand3,616 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
First time visitor to India it has been recommended by fellow travellers, guides and friends to visit Hauz Khas Village a historic park with reservoirs and a lot of history. A place for tourists and people of India to visit. Only wished I had more time to visit.

Hint : a little gem with unexpected surprises. Warm clothes (December), camera, selfie stick and good footwear - enjoy
Written August 8, 2020
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Fran-Svk
India198 contributions
Apr 2022
Another nice old place in New Delhi worth to visit. even it is little small, i mean old complex itself, go there. and combine it with nearby park. Btw it is very first place here where i could see restaurants and bars in entrance to complex. And i like indian standard: entrance fee 300 for foreigners and 25 for locals. if u drive your car parking place is not far, cost me 80 for cca 2hrs.
Written April 4, 2022
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