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“Even more fun than the NYTimes article suggests”
Review of Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village
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Hauz Khas Village Walking Tour
Ranked #43 of 446 things to do in New Delhi
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I keep coming back to HKV each time I'm in Delhi, and each time, more and more restaurants, cafes art galleries and shops have popped up. Really fun oasis in Delhi.

Thank travelonomist
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Well this time around, me with friends finally decided to visit this place....firstly for those unfamiliar with this history of, here we go, “the Village,” it was part of Siri, the second of New Delhi’s seven cities created by the Alauddin Khilji in the thirteenth century. It was home to a reservoir, a madrassa — an Islamic centre of learning — a mosque and the tomb of Firoz Shah Tughlaq.

In the 1990s, it was known as a secluded spot where designers opened stores frequented by their foreign clients. It became a beehive of cultural activity in the mid-2000s when independent artists, expats and restaurateurs opened shops, studios and cafes.

But now it is completely transformed and to be honest its over hyped...its now noisy, crowded, much less distinctive.....populated predominantly with the teens and couples.

Though the village is scattered with elegant homes, trendy designer buildings, furnishing outlets, fashion boutiques, curio shops and plenty of eateries. Resturants and cafe's are on the high end though, Breakfast was around 500 per person at one place and lunch was for around 1000 bucks. The 'chai' (tea) at Thadi is superb. You have a choice of lemon tea or a masala one with clove, cardamom and ginger, or the one laced with honey. There are resturants like Navedya and Gun powder but we didnt try it.

you can also go to the Deer Park along with the adjacent Rose Garden and District Park.
Parking, a problem not known to the Village, has now become a curse. Visitors have to leave their cars near a temple and walk the kilometer-long stretch to the entrance, during which they will pass an open sewer and a garbage dump to burn their nostrils. As a final act of commercial invasion, Axis Bank has set up a 24-hour ATM, not far from the Cocoberry outlet; a sign, perhaps, that the Village has now just merged with city life

If havent visited yet, do visit it once

Thank Arunabh
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

It is a bit out of track, but Hauz Khas is rightly famous for its bohemian feeling and nice boutiques.

Thank Aziz R
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I enjoyed a lot in there. I went there on sunday. There was many art galleries, good restaurants and the same time a great crowd. Everybody should go that place for a change in daily life.

1  Thank Riya R
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you are looking for antiques (or things that look antique) or souvenir shops, a nice restaurant or some nice ruins, this is not a bad place. There are quite a few roof top restaurants that have a view on the lake. Food is not bad but rather highly priced for the quantity you get. Anyway, one cannot expect this to be one of the cheapest places in Delhi as there are many tourists. Nevertheless, it is relaxing.

Thank laraBrussels
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