The Hauz Khas Village is an area which i have always associated with yummy foods and meeting friends. Recently for my GoUnesco selfie, i decided to visit the Hauz Khas complex for my first challenge.
Hauz Khas Complex houses a water tank, an Islamic seminary, a mosque, a tomb and pavilions built around an urbanized village with medieval history traced to the 13th century of Delhi Sultanate reign. The etymology of the name Hauz Khas in Urdu language is derived from the words ‘Hauz’: “water tank” (or lake) and ‘Khas’:“royal”- the “Royal tank”.
Madrasa– Established in 1352, the Madrasa was one of the leading institutions of Islamic learning in the Delhi Sultanate. It was also considered the largest and best equipped Islamic seminary anywhere in the world. Delhi became the most important place in the world for Islamic education. The village surrounding the Madarsa was also called Tarababad (city of joy).
Pavilions– The madrasa is flanked by the reservoir in the northern front and by a garden on its southern side at the second floor level. The garden houses six impressive pavilions. The pavilions with domes are in different shapes and sizes.The pavilions and the court yard are conjectured to have been used as part of the madrasa in the past.
Tomb – Firoz Shah, who established the Feroz Shah tomb, ascended the throne in 1351 when he was middle aged, as the third ruler of the Tuglaq dynasty and ruled till 1388. There are four graves inside the tomb, one is of Feroz Shah and two others are of his son and grandson.
Nevertheless Hauz Khas Village is definitely recommended if you can take my word for it. There is so much to do once you are here. Eating, sightseeing, nature walk, shopping, the list is endless. I mean all you could hope for to do in a day could be done here.