Hauz Khas Village is very different place in Delhi with lot of green area around the place, some heritage places, colorful birds around Royal Tank, a different sort of market full of art galleries, cafes & Restaurants etc. Let's have a quick PHOTO JOURNEY to Hauz Khas Village and some interesting places around it...
Very first photograph shows series of corridors in one of part of the ruins of Hauz Khas Village. This place used to be Madarsa as one point of time. Now a meeting place for couples of Delhi !
The ruins in middle of Hauz Khas Village Market has Tomb of Firoz Shah. Firoz Shah's Tomb is located in middle on the campus which has all the ruins including Pavilions, Mosque, Madarsa & this Tomb dedicated to Firoz Shah, his two sons and a Grandson. Above Photograph shows the only door to this Tomb which has not been repaired for a long time. There are some lush green lawns around this Tomb...
Spot-billed ducks in Royal Tank of Hauz Khas Village. There is a beautiful lake near Deer Park of Green Park, Delhi and lot of colorful birds can be seen around the lake. The Spot-billed Duck is also known as the Spotbill, is a dabbling duck which breeds in tropical and eastern Asia. It has three subspecies: the Indian Spot-billed Duck , Eastern Spot-billed Duck and Burmese Spot-billed Duck. Spot Billed duck is resident in the southern part of its range from Pakistan and India to southern Japan, but the northern subspecies, the Eastern Spot-billed Duck is migratory, wintering in Southeast Asia. It is quite gregarious outside the breeding season and forms small flocks.
Here is a lake of Hauz Khas Village overlooking ruins near to the market. This Photograph has been shot from Deer Park in Green Park, Delhi. 10 to 15 Black kites were roaming around the place and some of them were trying to attach ducks in the lake.
Here is first view of the ruins in Hauz Khas Village, Delhi. The entry into the campus of ruins is near to Yeti Restaurant and towards the end of Hauz Khas Village market. There are three pavilions in the front lawn and mainly popular among local folks who spend their time in playing cards in this region. Of course, the place just in front of main gate can't be good for couples.
Another Spot billed duck in Hauz Khas Village Lake, who calling other ducks as she has some fear from Black Kites flying on top of the lake. The Eastern Spot-billed Duck is darker and browner and it's body plumage is more similar to the Pacific Black Duck. It lacks the red bill spot and has a blue speculum. It is a bird of freshwater lakes and marshes in fairly open country and feeds by dabbling for plant food mainly in the evening or at night. It nests on the ground in vegetation near water and lays 8-14 eggs. Both the male and female have calls similar to the Mallard.
A curious duck on lakeside @ Deer Park, Hauz Khas Village, Green Park, Delhi, India
More photographs from Hauz Khas Village can be seen at http://phototravelings.blogspot.in/2012/03/firoz-shahs-tomb-at-hauz-khas-village.html