hauz khas village- heritage of Delhi

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Hauz Khas is one of the historic site of Delhi which has a reservoir built by Alauddin khilji for serving his empire...

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE SOUTH DELHI PRESENTED BY AADYA AGRAWAL M.ARCH (RECREATION ARCH.) JMI UNIVERSITY.

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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Purpose of Construction In 13 th century, there was a large plain called SIRI where important battles were fought by Alauddin Khilji against Mongols. At the end of the 13 th 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 14 th century, Firoz Shah Tughlaq ascended the throne and he shown great interest in educational buildings and laying out gardens etc. so the tank was desilted again and along eastern and southern edge, Madarsa was built set Amidst beautiful gardens and named HAUZ KHAS. 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. HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT 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, district park 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) 5:30-8:00 (HAUZ KHAS) 4:00-7:30 (ROSE GARDEN) 5:30-8:00 (DEER PARK) TICKET Free entry N ASI DDA

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT LOCATION 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. HAUZ KHAS

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT GENESIS GROWTH: 13 th CENTURY, HAUZ KHAS LAKE- ALLAUDIN KHILJI 14 th CENTURY, L-SHAPED MADARSA-FIROZ SHAH 20 th CENTURY VILLAGE FORMATION+ MIXED LANDUSE N

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT CONNECTIVITY GREEN PARK METRO QUTAB INSTITUTIONAL AREA SAFDARJANG ENCLAVE SIRI FORT HAUZ KHAS 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.) N HAUZ KHAS METRO

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SURROUNDINGS HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT HAUZ KHAS H H SAFDARJANG ENCLAVE SIRI FORT R.K. PURAM QUTAB INSTITUTIONAL AREA In surroundings, there are several prestigious institutes like JNU, IIT, NIFT and has good Hospitals like AIIMS, SAFDARJANG etc. This is also surrounded by several monuments like- Barakhamba Tomb, Dadi Poti Gumbad , Biran ka Gumbad , Kali Gumti , Tohfewala Gumbad and many more. N

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT PRESENT STATUS Complete with a forest groove, wild animals, historic water reservoir, ruins of an academy HAUZ KHAS is distinctly picturesque. 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, experimental artwork, exhibits, etc find room in evolving urban loads.

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AT MACRO SCALE COMPLEX- MADARSA+ LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT PARK DEER PARK RESERVE FOREST STADIUM VACANT

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT HAUZ KHAS LAKE MCD PARKING FORESTED AREA MADARSA Eatery Designer stores Traditional stores Gallery Schools Trendy homes ACTIVITIES AT MICRO SCALE Source: INTACH WEBSITE

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT 1 2 3 4 TEACHING PAVILLION CHATRI SHAPED GRAVES FIROZ SHAH TOMB WEST WING OF MADARSA Source:www.goplaces.in 5 LAKE 5 3 5 1 2 4

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT ROOFTOP EATING SPACES HAUZ KHAS MARKET HAUZ KHAS EATERY SPACES ARTS & CRAFTS SHOPS DESIGNER RETAIL STORES TRADITIONAL 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.

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT 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…..

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT BUILT/OPEN SPACE

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT CATCHMENT AREA ANALYSIS General catchment area consist of mainly 2 big nullahs which aligned from in south to north direction. The main source of water is rainfall during monsoons. The first nullah flows through JNU Campus and the other flows margin of Mehrauli and pass between Katwaria Sarai and Qutab hotel. Both the nullahs join Hauz Khas . The tank has perimeter of 1 kms and average depth of 2.2km. Source: INTACH

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UPCOMING EVENTS HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT The  Ministry of Tourism  of Government of India is in the process of setting up India's first night bazaar at Hauz Khas to be called the "Eco Night Bazaar". The objective is to provide organically grown foodgrains , seeds of rare plants,  handmade paper  products and a safe place to watch cultural festivals.  Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation  (DTDC) has also proposed setting up an open air theatre to present cultural fests, folk dances and plays. Eco–friendly shopping kiosk made in bamboo with a  bamboo   bridge  to cross the lake are also planned.

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Restaurants in Hauz Khas Village in south Delhi running without environmental clearance. The present activities in the village are without treatment plants for waste water, a sewage system. Height of building surrounding to the complex are restricting the sun. Most restaurants are less than 100 meters from the monuments and so are under archaeological laws and the area has no municipal water supply, the restaurants, bars and pubs are using ground water, thereby depleting the resources. According to the fire department officials, only two or three buildings in the area have got fire safety certificates. The rest are operating without the necessary no-objection certificate (NOC) from the department.

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT MAINTAINENCE ISSUES The Madarsa and Hauz Khas complex is not well maintained as the condition is very bad, about to deteriorate. Conservation is needed at early pace. Building is in bad condition. Steps to Lake are unsafe as unmaintained. Safety is concern issue, some places are Dangerous to stay.

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES ISSUES PARKING ISSUE: Parking facility is a problem as availability is poor. BASIC FACILITIES ISSUE: There is no facility of Drinking water and public toilets within the Hauz Khas complex which creates problem among visitors. No public amenities like benches, dustbins, shades etc are given. SIGNAGES: Proper wayfinding signages are not provided in the complex, people do not easily find the way to village.

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HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE…………HERITAGE AS RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT REFRENCES IHC WALK, Habitat library resource centre, Aug 28 2006 Revival of Hauz Khas lake A Historic lake in urban Delhi, Manu Bhatnagar , 12 th 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

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