Hauz Khas is a neighborhood in South Delhi, its heart being the historic Hauz Khas Complex. Well known in medieval times, the Hauz Khas village has amazing buildings built around the reservoir. There are remnants of Islamic architecture roughly colored by splotches of urban culture. It is centrally located and offers both rural Hauz Khas Village and urban Hauz Khas Enclave, Market environments. Hauz Khas is surrounded by Green Park, SDA (Sri Aurobindo Marg) to the west, Gulmohar Park (Balbir Saxena Marg) towards the north, Sarvapriya Vihar (Outer Ring Road) towards the south and Asiad Village (August Kranti Marg) and Siri Fort to the east.
Hauz Khas is also home to various diplomatic missions such as the ones of Albania, Iraq, Guinea Bissau, Burundi, and North Macedonia. Historically Hauz Khas was known as Hauz-e-Alai and is the place where Khusro Khan of Delhi Sultanate was defeated by Ghazi Malik (Governor of Dipalpur) in 1320.
Asya Suvorova | Aug 3, 2018
This small tower reminds us about the time of the second city of Delhi, built not later than in the 14th century. It is situated in a beautiful green park, so you can enjoy walk and history at the same time.
Rohit Singh | Jun 8, 2018
Hauz Khas Village is one of the most popular hangout spots in Delhi, I’m sure many people would have seen this monument. It’s said that the holes in the Chor Minar were spiked with spears which bore the heads of punished thieves during the reign of Ala-ud-din Khalji. The spirits of these thieves are supposed to get active, especially at night. Beware!
Bhamini Verma | Jun 2, 2018
Chor Minar or 'Tower of Thieves' is a 13th-century minaret with 225 holes, situated just off Aurobindo Marg in theHauz Khas area, in New Delhi. It was built under the rule of Alauddin Khalji, of the Khalji dynasty (1290–1320) in the thirteenth century. According to local legends, it was a 'tower of beheading', where the severed heads of thieves were displayed on spear through its 225 holes, to act as a deterrent to thieves, though some historian suggest that the Khalji king slaughtered a settlement of Mongol people, nearby, to stop them from joining with their brethren in another Mongol settlement in Delhi, the present day locality of 'Mongolpuri'. During the raid of Ali Beg, Tartaq and Targhi (1305), 8,000 Mongol prisoners were executed and their heads displayed is the towers around Siri The walls of the towers popularly known as Chor Minar in modern Hauz Khas Enclave are pierced with 225 holes. In medieval India apertures on the walls of towers were used by Muslims not only as windows but also to display heads of captured and executed prisoners. The custom was to cut off their heads and stick them into those holes, to be seen by everybody. During wars, only the heads of chiefs were displayed; those of common soldiers were simply piled into pyramids."
Parveen Vats | Jun 3, 2018
Close to Hauz Khas Metro Stn and Laxman Public School and next to Shri Gaudiya Math.
Adhikaar Marwaha | Jun 26, 2018
Nice place to relax if weather is good. Near Hauz khas metro station and Mayfair Garden.
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