The Hauz Khas was actually a tank built in the 13th century by the then reigning Sultan, with palace buildings on its banks. When I visited Hauz Khas more than 25 years back, the tank was almost dry and the ancient structures in ruins. Since then, there has been a frenzy of development in this area in tandem with the Archaeological Survey carrying out restoration work. One designer set up shop, followed by swanky eateries, more of the swish set followed and now the narrow lanes of the village (there are still some village areas within Delhi) are choc a block with boutiques, jewelry showrooms, handicraft outlets, cafes, pizzerias and bars ...
Absolutely a dream destination for fast food freaks (including me!)
Through the narrow bye lanes, we came upon the lakeside and the ancient palaces. Those guys behind the glass windows, enjoying their brew have a fantastic view!
Spotted the Spotbill family, cooling off, and a colony of swans in the island