Hauz Khas Village
Hauz Khas Village
4.5
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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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ton l
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 5 December 2020
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SalimM
London, UK1,913 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2 February 2020
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Vlaamse_Reiziger
Belgium214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 October 2021
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richard t
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia58 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 10 January 2020
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FreeIndianBird
New Delhi, India136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 14 March 2020
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travelnomadNZ
Cambridge, New Zealand3,755 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 8 August 2020
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Fran-Svk
India220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 4 April 2022
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Sukhminder
Wolverhampton, UK46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Great little village for drinks, music and a bit of night life. We were able to wander around hassle free and without the usual bustle of Delhi life. It could be mistaken for a little gem in the middle of London soho. However, places to eat are limited. Although the rooftop bars are a must to check out. Easy to get to in a tempu.
Written 26 February 2023
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Vinod M
Mumbai, India226 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Hauz khas village turned out to be a bit of disappointment for us. We took the auto from the Hauz Khas Delhi metro station to the village. It is a not a very big place and has lot of restaurants in it and lots of small scale shops.

we had lunch at a fancy restaurant called mia bella.
Written 31 October 2022
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A R Kohli
New Delhi, India152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is a very popular attraction for locals and international tourists who love to shop here for designers clothing, artifacts and there are numerous restaurant which serve Indian Continental, Mexican and Oriental meals and snacks. You can go again and again and your appetite will always increase.
Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written 7 June 2019
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