Among the crumbling streets, narrow alleys and the hippiest cafes and bars lies the New Delhi’s historic Hauz Khas Village (HKV). The vibe and the artistic culture emanates from it’s surroundings.
In the village lies 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. Today it hosts more than 40 designer stores and good number of Art galleries, coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
Activity in Hauz Khas hummed along through the 1990s and the Village, with a deer park, water reservoir and crumbling monuments, has been well-loved for its mid-city sense of seclusion. It’s a beloved place among musicians, designers, travelers, foodies, readers of journals and little books, art and poster-collectors, map makers, social activists and the Delhi LGBT community who have set up homes and shops here.
The walk takes you through the historic monuments and the narrow colorful, lively lanes of the village where you can eat, drink and shop.
Meeting Point: Deer Park Entrance Gate, Hauz Khas Village Parking
How to get there :
- If you are coming from Metro then get down at ‘Green Park’ Metro station and take a
e-rickshaw to the meeting point. Another option is to walk a distance of around 1.5 kms.
- Bus: All buses coming to ‘Hauz Khas’ stop at Aurobindo Marg. You can then walk for 15-20 mins or take an auto to the meeting point.
- Auto/cab : Get dropped off at Hauz Khas village
Timing: 16:00 to 20:30
Duration: 3 to 5 hours depending on whether you spend time in cafes and pubs.
Availability: Year Round
Entry Fee: NIL
Approximate Cost: Eternally free. Food is relatively expensive in HKV. A decent meal per person may cost around 500 Rs.
Note: Our Hippisaurus may not be professional tour guides. They are your friendly neighbors who love to show their town to guests out of their own will. Since the services are provided more out of love than greed of paper money. You will need to cover all the expenses of our Hippisaurus. Expenses include Bus/Train/Tram travelling expenses to and fro his/her house, Eating out, Drinks, Monument tickets, etc. All the expenses incurred by host and traveler would be borne by traveler. Hippisaurus won’t ask you for any money. It’s your duty to pay for them whenever you are eating or drinking out with them.
This Hippisaurus does’t take tips. So, please don’t offend him.
This friendly tour is led by our Hippisaurus Uday Singh who loves to share his passion and love for the city with travelers.
- Your booking is confirmed only after receiving confirmation email from Hippisaurus. Maximum person allowed is 4.
- Safety is our top priority. To fulfill this promise, we require you to submit us an identity proof of any one adult traveler on firstname.lastname@example.org which has your clear photograph and your address mentioned. All our hosts are verified with Identity proofs. This is not shared with anyone and would be deleted from our system the next day your walk ends.
A Hippisaurus, a Computer Engineer, an Author, a Management graduate, POOP Social Activist, Occasional traveler born and educated in India. I love walking, cycling, philosophy, reading, blogging, music, art, travelling, cheese burst Pizza, entrepreneurship and Photography totally. When I am not seen working I am either watching sitcoms or learning guitar or reading a book or dreaming my next trip or doing random things. My love for art and photography led me to author 2 books titled ‘Windows and Doors of Europe’ and ‘Cycles of Europe’. I am also the co-founder of Handicrafts ecommerce platform whitepuppie.com and News and media site thebinnews.com. And I like beer!
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