Heritage Walks in Delhi - Hauz Khas
Firuz Shah Tughlaqs tomb at Hauz Khas
Hauz Khas is the historical battleground where Timur defeated Mohammed Shah Tughlaq in 1398. One can find the remnants of an ancient college and Feroz Shah’s tomb here and on the east to a short distance the Moth ki Masjid –built in the finest Lodi style. Once an archetypal North Indian Village in the heart of Delhi’s urban sprawl, Hauz Khas is now a shopper’s paradise successfully marketing the concept of ‘ethnicity’ in every possible way. There are boutiques selling furniture, clothes, jewelry and art along with a smattering of restaurants that serve a variety of ‘authentic’ cuisine.
One wanders down a quaint narrow alley experiencing all these ending up in a surprisingly well-kept sprawling monument. Hauz Khas was a large reservoir built by Allauddin Khilji that was once the water catchments for the city. This village is remarkable for both the ancient and charming ruins in the nearby compound looking down on a still, green tank, as well as for the modern and posh shopping complex, which has sprung up around here. The madarsa, tombs and mosque around it built by Feroz Shah Tuglaq still make for an exclusive and exciting experience.
Please Bring Along - Walking shoes, Drinking water