Hauz Khas Complex in Hauz Khas, South Delhi houses 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. It was part of Siri, the second medieval city of India of the Delhi Sultanate of Allauddin Khilji Dynasty . The etymology of the name Hauz Khas in Farsi is derived from the words ‘Hauz’: “water tank” and ‘Khas’:“royal”- the “Royal tank”. The large water tank or reservoir was first built by Khilji to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri. The tank was de–silted during the reign of Firuz Shah Tughlaq . Several buildings and tombs were built overlooking the water tank or lake. Firuz Shah’s tomb pivots the L–shaped building complex which overlooks the tank. In the 1980s, Hauz Khas Village, studded with domed tombs of Muslim royalty from the 14th to 16th centuries, was developed as an upper class residential cum commercial area in the metropolis of South Delhi, India. It is now a relatively expensive tourist cum commercial area with numerous art galleries, upscale boutiques and restaurant. Swans and ducks are among the attractions at Hauz Khas Lake - which is part of the attraction to visitors. ^ a b "Hauz Khas Monument". Maps of India. Retrieved 2009-04-26. ^ a b "About Hauz Khas". Retrieved 2009-05-03. ^ a b Y.D.Sharma . Delhi and its Neighbourhood. Hauz Khas . pp. 79–81. Retrieved 2009-04-24. ^ "Hauz Khas Village Map". Retrieved 2012-08-05. ^ "New Delhi - Hauz Khas Village". Retrieved 2009-04-26. ^ The Real "Hauz Khas"
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