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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE

SOUTH DELHI

CONTEMPLATION & ASSESMENT OF HAUZ


KHAS VILLAGE AS URBAN SPACE

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Purpose of Construction


In 13th century, there was a large plain called SIRI where important battles were fought by Alauddin
Khilji against Mongols. At the end of the 13th century, Alauddin khilji decided to built reservoir to serve
Basic needs of growing population.
The tank called Hauz e- Alai (tank of Alauddin) was spread over huge area of 6 hectares
With capacity of 800 million lts. of water which remained filled of monsoon water naturally.

After death of Alauddin, focus shifted away from Siri to Jahanpanah as new capital. The water channels
get silted up and dry bed began to cultivated. In the middle of 14th century, Firoz Shah Tughlaq
ascended the throne and he shown great interest in educational buildings and laying out
gardens etc. so the tank was designed again and along eastern and southern edge, Madarsa was built set
amidst beautiful gardens and named HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE.
After the death of Firoz Shah, the tank again silted up and area came to be inhabited by rural population
Which grows to Hauz Khas village.

OWNERSHIP
In 1931, ASI declared HAUZ KHAS COMPLEX, the monument of national importance. The village
on the other side had developed as an agrarian settlement constituting 100 Jat and Muslim families in
form of compact low rise plotted development.
During 1960s, city development authority i.e. DDA started consolidating land and village areas.
The forested area i.e. Deer park, rose garden and village area surrounding the complex and R.K.
KHANNA STADIUM is under DDA.
Some monuments in the Deer park
Are protected by ASI.
TIMINGS (OPEN ALL DAYS)
5:30AM-8:00PM (HAUZ KHAS FORTS)
4:00AM-7:30PM (ROSE GARDEN)
5:30-8:00 (DEER PARK)
12:00 PM-12:00AM (COMMERCIAL AREA)
TICKET
Free entry

ASI
DDA

LOCATION IN DELHI
It is located in South Delhi in Zone F which is full of protected monuments, forested areas and
heritage sites so, it is called GREEN LUNG of the Delhi city.

HKV

GENESIS GROWTH:
13th CENTURY,
HAUZ KHAS
LAKE- ALLAUDIN
KHILJI
14th CENTURY,
L-SHAPED
MADARSAFIROZ SHAH
20th CENTURY
VILLAGE
FORMATION+
MIXED
LANDUSE
N

CONNECTIVITY

The area is easily connected through METRO and DTC Buses.


METRO STATION-2.2 KMS (EXPECTED TIME-10 MIN)
BUS STOPS- 1.5 KMS (EXPECTED TIME-6 MIN.)

GREEN PARK
METRO

HAUZ KHAS
VILLAGE

HAUZ KHAS
METRO

SURROUNDINGS

SAFDARJANG
ENCLAVE

AIIMS

R.K. PURAM

HAUZ KHAS
VILAGE
QUTAB
INSTITUTIONAL
AREA

JNU CAMPUS
AREA

SIRI FORT

IIT

In surroundings, there are several prestigious institutes like JNU, IIT, NIFT and has good
Hospitals like AIIMS, SAFDARJANG etc.

PRESENT STATUS
Located between two primary arteries of the city (inner & outer ring road), Hauz Khas village is hidden
Behind forested area.
Several boutiques were launched by fashion designer which was beginning of a trend that convert
this forgotten village into smartest retail destination in the city.
Since then, the village has been continuously evolving. It has emerged at staging space for new
sub-cultures allowing innovative ideas to grow. Its coffee shops, eateries, experimental artwork, exhibits,
etc find room in evolving urban loads.

ACTIVITIES AT MACRO SCALE

COMPLEXMADARSA+ LAKE
COMMERCIAL
/RESIDENTIAL AREA
DEER PARK

RESERVE FOREST/ROSE
GARDEN
STADIUM

DDA SPORTS COMPLEX

ACTIVITIES AT MICRO SCALE


HAUZ KHAS
LAKE
FORESTED
AREA

Eatery
Designer stores

Traditional stores
Gallery
MADARSA

Schools
Trendy homes

MCD
PARKING

Source: INTACH WEBSITE

5
1 TEACHING PAVILLION
2 CHATRI SHAPED GRAVES
3 FIROZ SHAH TOMB

4 WEST WING OF MADARSA


5 LAKE

Source:www.goplaces.in

HAUZ KHAS MARKET

DESIGNER RETAIL STORES

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOPS

TRADITIONAL EATING SPACES

HAUZ KHAS EATERY SPACES

ROOFTOP EATING SPACES

The market place and architecture of this area is a blend of modern and traditional style.
With variety of activities, the potential of recreational aspects are good.

2
1

BUILT
18%
OPEN
82%

BUILT/OPEN SPACE

HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE

VILLAGE FORT SEGGREGATION POINT

DEER PARK
This place is popular for walking, jogging and weekend
outings.
It comprises many subsection such as Duck Park, Picnic
Spots, Rabbit Enclosures etc.
The Park has 3 historical tombs of Mughal Era also.
It is also connected to District park.
People enjoy coming here..

REFRENCES
IHC WALK, Habitat library resource centre, Aug 28 2006
Revival of Hauz Khas lake A Historic lake in urban Delhi, Manu Bhatnagar, 12th world lake
conference, 2008
INTACH website
Delhi to get Night Bazaar in Hauz Khas Village, Times of India, 2004
Hauz Khas village under scanner for illegal bars and fire safety, India Today, 2012
A Guide to Hauz Khas Village, www.goplaces.in