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.
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