About Hauz Khas

Basic information for Hauz Khas

The Hauz Khas complex located in Hauz Khas in southern Delhi has a water tank, an Islamic seminary, a mosque, a mausoleum and a pavilion which has been built around the urban village of Delhi. According to the medieval history of these monuments, they were constructed during the reign of the 13th century Delhi Sultanate. It is only part of Siri, Siri was the second medieval city of India (1296-1316) during the Allauddin Khilji dynasty of Delhi Sultanate. The origin of the Hauz special name comes from the Persian word "Hauz", which means "water tank" and "special" meaning "imperial" and "royal tank".

This water tank and reservoir were constructed by Khilji to supply the water of Siri residents. This tank was destroyed during the reign of Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88). Many buildings present in the premises (mosque and madrasa) and tombs were made to ignore this reservoir. There is an L-shaped building towards the tomb of Firoz Shah, which shows the view of this tank.

Hauz Khas During the 61980s decade, Hauz Khas village was associated with domed tombs from the 14th to 16th century royal Muslims. Hauz Khas Village was developed as the residential co-commercial area of the upper class of the southernmost metropolis of India. Now this expensive tourism is the commercial area where many art galleries, rich boutiques and restaurants are present. Hauz is a lakes and ducks in a special lake, which remains a tourist attraction.

History of Hauz Khas

Excavation of this reservoir was done to complete the need for supply of water in a newly built fort built in Siri during the reign of Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316). After Khilji, it was originally known as Hauz-e-Alai. But during the reign of the Mughar Firoz Shah Tughlaq (1351-1388) of the Tughlaq dynasty, this reservoir was re-erected and the blocked entrance of the water was cleaned. The area of this tank is about 50 hectares (123.6 acres), which is 600 m (1,968.5 ft) wide and 700 m (2,296.6 ft) long, with a depth of 4 m (13.1 ft). When this tank was built, its storage capacity at the end of each monsoon was 0.8 Mcum. Now the shape of this tank has reduced considerably due to encroachment and silt, but its current condition is kept well.

Hauz Khas 7 Firoz Shah, who had his kingdom from the new state of Firozabad (now known as Firoz Shah Kotla) - was called the fifth city of Delhi. Firoz Shah was also called the most enlightened ruler of Delhi. Firoz Shah was also known for "a deep understanding of historical precedent and statement of dynastic validity and monumental architecture". He has been credited for the renovation of the new monument (many mosques and palaces) created by him, for innovative architectural style, irrigation works and old buildings like Qutub Minar, Sultan Clock and Suraj Kund. They also constructed two engraved columns of Ashok which were transported from Meerut and Ambala to Delhi. He built many monuments near the Haus Keshi south and east reservoir.

How to Reach Hauz Khas

The Hauz is near Delhi's Green Park and the Safdarjung Development Area. These places are all connected to the city center of all the roads and metro of Delhi, or can be easily accessible here.

Time to visit Hauz Khas

You can enter the sunshine from sunrise to sunset in the Hauz special campus. If you want to go to Hauz Khas Village then you can go any time. The easiest way to reach Hauz special is Metro - Green Park Station - Auto / Rickshaw. Metro is available from any area of Delhi.

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Things to See in Hauz Khas

Architecture of Hauz Khas

Seminary Founded in 1352, these madrassas were one of the leading institutions of Islamic education in the Delhi Sultanate. It was considered the world's largest and best Islamic equipped seminary. At the time of the reign of Feroz Shah, there were three main seminary in Delhi. The first Feroz Shahi Madarsa is located in Hauz Khas. After the defeat of Baghdad, Delhi became the world's most important place for Islamic education. The village near Madarsa was called Tarababad (town of Harsha), its status was rich and culturally rich, which provided the necessity of sustenance support for the madarsa by the supply system.

Pavilion The reservoir with the northern part of the madrasa and the garden on the second floor level of the southern part. The entrance to this garden is done by the eastern gate which passes through Hauz Khas village. Six attractive pavilions have been made in this garden. These pavilions made with cave are of various sizes and shapes (rectangular, octagonal and hexagonal) and on the basis of inscriptions it is claimed to be graves.

There is a bunch of three hemisphere shells, in which the diameter of the largest bulb is 5.5 m (18.0 ft) and the diameter of two small caves is 4.5 m (14.8 ft), it has the characteristic architecture of the elaborate rhetoric on the drum, On top of is the Kalaasa motif. Each pavilion is built on the terrace of 0.8 m (2.6 ft), and with the wide columns of square, which is present in decorative large letters with brightly presented umbrellas. The ruins of the patio were made with an importers scheme, can be seen from the three pavilions built in the west, which were built by the double column. The pavilion built in the courtyard was used in the past as part of the madarsas. There is another strange structure in the garden, which is present in the southern direction in front of the Tomb of Feroz Shah. This structure is an eight-umbrella umbrella with a large bracket's trunk stem and supports support for flat-sided hinges.

Mosque There is a small mosque on the northern end of the madrasa. This mosque is approximately 9.5 m (31.2 ft) away from the reservoir. There is a domed entrance in the south eastern by which three rooms are entered, whose area is 5.3 meters (17.4 feet) x2.4 meters (7.9 feet), but the utility of making them has not been proven yet. There is a C-shaped prayer hall which is made on a stage with two pillars shaped like a double row, whose roof is open towards the sky. This Qibla has five arches, which can be seen from the reservoir.

Deer park Hauz Khas Village means the Modified Village, here is a green park, named for Deer Park, for the village's filing. In Deer Park there are many animals besides deer like rabbit, cheetah, duck, crocodile monkey etc. People come here every morning and evening. There is a lake here that enhances the beauty of this park. There are many small spaces inside the park, in which you can have fun with your friends for hours. Its entry is absolutely free.

Art gallery Apart from the beauty, there is much more here. If you are coming here you can see and buy painting. Attractive silver jewelery and designer stores may seem expensive to you, but believe that you get here, they rarely meet elsewhere in Delhi.

Night life If the matter is from Angoy and the party, in this case also the answer to the Hauz Khas Village There are also arrangements for drugging along with your food in every pub, bars, cafes.

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