) is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in South Delhi, its heart being the historic Hauz Khas Complex.It is centrally located and offers both rural (Hauz Khas Village) and urban (Hauz Khas Enclave, Market) environments.Hauz Khas is surrounded by Green Park, SDA (Sri Aurobindo Marg) to the west, Gulmohar Park (Balbir Saxena Marg) towards the north, Sarvapriya Vihar (Outer Ring Road) towards the south and Asiad Village (August Kranti Marg) and Siri Fort) to the east.
Some well-known people like cricketer Virender Sehwag live here.
Hauz Khas is named after an ancient water reservoir by the same name, now part of the extensive Hauz Khas Complex.
In Urdu language, 'Hauz’ means “water tank” (or lake) and ‘Khas’ means “royal”, giving it the meaning — the “Royal tank”.
The large water tank or reservoir was first built by Allauddin Khilji (r.
1296–1316) (the plaque displayed at the site records this fact) to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri Fort.
It was developed during the 1960s by DLF (Delhi Land & Finance Ltd.) as Hauz Khas Enclave.Later it was made a district of South Delhi encompassing some more neighbouring areas.Hauz Khas(Enclave)as known, consists of A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, Q, R, X, Y, Z Blocks E block is the Main market here and lies in the middle of the colony. G block and Aurobindo Market are other markets close by.Mayfair Gardens is an independent small private colony inside Hauz Khas, neighboured by Padmini Enclave.Hauz Khas has some of the largest green areas in Delhi, namely Deer Park and Rose Garden.It is near to the two major hospitals in Delhi, AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital.