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“One of Delhi's hidden treasures”

Hauz Khas District Park
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8-Hour Private Custom Tour of Delhi
Ranked #119 of 422 things to do in New Delhi
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“One of Delhi's hidden treasures”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

South Delhi is best known for sprawling residential neighbourhoods, endless shopping choices and evenings out. Qutub Minar tends to hog all the attention as far as history is concerned. And yet, there are other delights such as the Hauz Khas waiting to be discovered.

A narrow lane at the Northern end of Aurobindo Market on Aurobindo Road leads down to Hauz Khas Market, a tourist trap full of bric-a-brac, art galleries, designer ateliers and exotic dining. That's as far as most people get, more's the shame. Because a mere 100 metres more will see them enter this sylvan haven nestled secretly in South Delhi's heart. Hauz Khas literally translates as the Water Tank of the Royals. I guess a better translation would be the Royal Baths. Built by the Khilji Dynasty back in the 12th century, these near 1000 year old ruins still have the great tank, now surrounded by forest scrubland where migratory birds come nesting every winter. The Deer Park and Rose Garden are not far away so once you are here, it is easy to lose yourself in the tranquility and lapse into a contemplation of what life must have been like for the Khilji royals and their courtiers and underlings.
Best time, as early in the day as your schedule will allow.

Visited January 2013
4 Thank paritoshzero
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Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
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“Unbelievably true......”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

First of all I am not joking.........imagine a dense forest in the heart of Delhi.....with peacocks taking a walk with you, muddy jungle trails, criss crossed jungle roads leading you to a big deer enclosure, a rabbit enclosure and then finally ending up in a beautiful mystic lake with a lot of swans and to add to it an ancient alluding khilji tomb comb madrasah in the background and beautifully landscaped garden that too in a city and that too Delhi.......unbelievable indeed......best time is at sunrise or sunset as u loose the pleasure due to the heat in the day......must visit

Visited October 2013
3 Thank DrAmitTripathy
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New Delhi, India
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“district park”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

great park to enjoy your morning and evening walks.
also great,place to relax in lazy sat afternoon.....
beware some spots are infamous for couple activitys..........................................................

3 Thank prabhat18
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