Hauz Khas Village
· Summer: March-June (25°C - 47°C)
· Winter: December-February (1°C - 25°C)
· Monsoon: July-September
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 07:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Sunday
Entry Fees for Indians
Video Camera: N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Enchanting imperial monuments of the medieval city Siri rubs shoulder with the contemporary shops and restaurants at Hauz Khas Village complex, a must-visit tourist attraction in the whole of Delhi. The village attained limelight when the likes of Bina Ramani established their fashion boutiques in the late 1980s. What followed were the flocks of enthusiasts from all over the country who filled the space with chic cafes, restaurants, designer shops as well as residential constructions.
The complex today boasts of centuries old tombs of the imperial rulers, regal pavilions, old madrasas (Islamic learning centres) a beautiful deer garden (housing deer, rabbits, peacocks and other exciting attractions), a water reservoir and a constantly expanding scene of modern establishments. Eco Night Bazaar and Open Nights are the events when the complex bustles with eye-pleasing adornments all around. To make the wonderful vibe even more happening, live bands and video projectionists along with popular DJs contribute impressively at numerous venues.
Enjoy some delicious flavours and aromas at various cafes, bakeries and restaurants and shop everything from jewelleries, bags, lamps, curios and quirky clothes to herbs, spices, pickles and organic products. Art lovers can definitely have their share of good time at Delhi Art Gallery and many other art galleries in the complex. You can also join a heritage walk to explore the place better.
The village complex is easily accessible from Aurobindo Market and from any corner of Delhi by well-maintained roads. Taxis, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and private vehicles must be left at a point from where it is a delightful experience to explore this heritage village.
Hazrat Nizammuddin Railway Station, about 9 km. from the village’s entrance, is the closest rail access point. Cycle-rickshaws and auto-rickshaws from here can drop you to the village. Green Park Metro Station offers an easier access at the distance of less than a km.
Only about 12 km. from the village is the international airport of Delhi. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are the most preferred modes from here to reach the place.