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Hauz Khas (meaning “water house”) Complex supplied water to the residents of Siri, the second city of the Delhi Sultanate. Seek shade under the cover of Hauz Khas’s mosque, madrasa (learning institution), and several tombs for a sprawling view of the once life-giving lake! In an ironic twist, it is believed that vibrant Siri was constructed over the heads of 8,000 Mongols! These invaders from the East were no match for Alauddin Khalji (of the Khalji Dynasty) whose nickname was the “Delhi Decapitator!” He established Siri (“sir” being Hindi for head) as a fort. Eventually, he and his constituents settled down in the area permanently, creating the need for the Hauz Khas reservoir.
Open today: 10:30-19:00
Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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