) is an affluent neighbourhood 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.
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 village is a historic habitation around the region of the Hauz Khas Complex, dating to much before establishment of South Delhi city.
It existed as an urban village at the edge of larger Hauz Khas area, developed by DLF after the 1960s.
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.
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 domestic terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 1) is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Hauz Khas while the international terminal (Terminal 3) is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi).
Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station lies 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) away.