Until the late 1980s, Hauz Khas Village was a village with buffalos and charpoy (string chaises) as they even now exist, hidden in the middle of residential neighborhoods. Then came stylists and the Hauz Khas Village became the center of the ethnic chic fashion. Sultan Alaud-Din Khilji built here in the early fourteenth century, a deposit (Hauz) to supply water to their new city of Siri. In its edge, some tombs of the late fourteenth-century rise, highlighting the Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq.
The Hauz Khas Village is without a doubt, the most happening place in New Delhi. The gardens in Hauz Khas are an absolute delight and it is a very interesting place to relax and enjoy. You can see many young people, improvised music, couples relaxing walking hand in hand…
At the very end of the business area of the Hauz Khas Village, there are ruins that are absolutely worth visiting. They are approximately a 15-minutes walk from the subway station with a plethora of exotic restaurants nearby to indulge the tastes of the foodies.
The Hauz Khas Village place is a delightful maze of cables, dusty streets and full of restaurants of very good quality. There are many shops and you will see that all the shops invest a lot of money in designs etc. because they look for luxury.
The only problem is that in general, all the places are a little expensive, but still absolutely worthwhile. I recommend that when you visit there, eat at a place called Yeti because the prices there are fairly accessible and the food is finger-licking good!
Restaurants in Hauzkhas Village
The village (that is not really a village) is full of restaurants that offer different and exotic cuisines from all over the world. If you’re looking to try some of the most authentic cuisines of a country, Hauz Khas is the place to go. Korean, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish…you name it and you’ll find it here. In addition to the restaurants that offer scrumptious food, you’ll find these little street side cafés that will give you a feeling of being in a European city like Paris. Restaurants like Smoke House, Delhi, Mia Bella, The Toddy Shop etc. are amazing choices for your next meal in the Hauz Khas Village.
Bars and nightclubs in Hauzkhas Village
Hauz Khas is very famous for its bars and lively nightlife with a plethora of nightclubs to choose from. Bulldogs, The Pink Room, Imperfecto etc. are excellent choices if you’re looking to unwind and spend the night dancing away with the best damn cocktails in the world! Whatever your mood may be, the Hauz Khas Village is one place where you’ll find it all! The pubs and lounges are a delight for the senses and once there, you’ll never want to visit a pub in any other place in Delhi.
Shopping in Hauz Khas
New York Times correspondent, Barbara Crossette notably called the Hauz Khas Village the national capital of ethnic chic. The Hauz Khas village, without a doubt, is a paradise for the shopaholics. It provides a wide and varied option to the shopaholics to indulge themselves in buying all kinds of things. The most famous and popular shops in the Hauz Khas Village include Ogaan, Lola’s World, Purple Jungle etc.
Way to the Hauz Khas Village
The drive forward towards the Hauz Enclave through the Aurobindo Marg will lead you directly to the village. The signage can be followed or you can always ask a local for help. A metro is another option in which case, you need to stick to the Yellow line.
The Hauz Khas Tours
If you’re looking for comprehensive tours of the Hauz Khas Village, you can choose from the following three delightful options provided by TripAdvisor:
1. Vibrant Hauz Khas Village Walking Tour
2. Private Delhi Heritage and Urban Village Walk at Hauz Khas Village
3. Private Hauz Khas Village Tour from Delhi
But if you have the soul of a free spirit and an adventurer, you can explore all the fascinating nooks and crannies of this spectacular place on your own on foot.
After all is said and done, it is pretty clear that the Hauz Khas Village is a very popular hangout spot for the locals and the foreigners alike and especially for the locals for whom this place provides a much-needed escape after a hectic and tiresome day and is a perfect place to relax and unwind and have a much-needed glass of chilled beer or a wine.