We’ve been crushing on this picturesque spot for years and we still maintain that Hauz Khas Fort is the one spot we’ll never get enough of.
Built in the 14th century by Sultan Alauddin Khilji, the Hauz Khas fort complex houses a mosque, a madrasa, Feroz Shah's tomb, and of course Hauz Khas or Royal Tank. The fort has a number of octagonal and square chhatris over the tombs in the front garden and the pathway leads along to the inner chambers where almost all the stone walls and metal doors are still intact. Furthermore, you'll find old inscriptions on the southern entrance to Feroz Shah's tomb which was repaired in 1508 by Sikander Lodi.
Hauz Khas fort has absolutely gorgeous views of the lake. We highly recommend catching the sunset from here. Plus, the verdant environs and the aesthetic ruins of the fort itself make it an amazing spot to take in the beauty of nature in all its glory. You’ll catch musicians having an impromptu jam session, people silently reading in the corners and photo shoots taking place at random (it’s a popular choice for pre-wedding shoots) at the fort.
Entry ticket: INR 25 for Indian visitors and INR 300 for foreign visitors.
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset.
Nearest Metro Station: IIT Metro Station.