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Heritage Walk – Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas

In the final chapter of Delhi Heritage Walks’ series, today our destination is Hauz Khas. The Hauz Khas village in South Delhi is home to a lot of manicured gardens and medieval structures that are relevant to Delhi’s cultural image. Besides, there are a lot of art galleries, curio shops and antique shops. The landscaped Green Park and the huge water tank and a beautiful mausoleum constitute the entire Deer park. This heritage sight has also been featured in a number of Bollywood movies.

The History

The water tank and a madarsa were first built by Alauddin Khaliji in 14thcentury. After years of decay, the tank was renovated by Firoz Shah of the Tughlaq dynasty. The Alam ka Gumbad was built in the 16thcentury by Abu Sayed during the Lodi regime.

The Walk

Heritage Walks to Hauz Khas are mostly organized around weekends. These walks help history enthusiasts gain interesting insights into the architectural archives of medieval India. Heritage walks in Delhi are short, entertaining walks that take only a couple of hours. Well learned guides, fluent in multiple languages, regale their audience with interesting anecdotes and stories behind the majestic tombs. Visitors are requested to wear walking shoes and carry water bottles.

The heritage walk of the Lodi Garden, covers the below mentioned monuments:

  • Ferozshah Tuglaq Tomb
  • Entrance to Hauz Khas Complex
  • Hauz Khas Pond
  • Hauz Khas Complex & Pond
  • Inside the Hauz Khas Complex
  • Madarsa

 

Ferozshah Tuglaq Tomb

Ferozshah Tuglaq Tomb

Entrance to Hauz Khas Complex

Entrance to Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas Pond

Hauz Khas Pond

Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas Complex

Madarsa

Madarsa

 

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