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A Guide To Hauz Khas Village: The District Delhi Is Most Proud Of

As with all urban villages, the hipsters got here first. Then came everyone else, and it got too crowded to be cool. Then some people left. And the ones who truly love it for what it is stayed on and on, happily ever after.

As much as we like to hate the traffic situation, we’re all more than a bit proud of Hauz Khas Village for brimming with restaurants, overflowing with bars, punctuated by fabulous design finds and overall, just being too cool. What I positively love is its proximity to the Hauz Khas monument – a different kind of design genius from a different time – and the pond and the casual view of peacocks sauntering by the Deer Park. It’s also become a natural home to a budding new breed of designers and thinkers, and for that, you’ve got to love Hauz Khas Village even more than we already do.

I find the joy of Hauz Khas Village is in spontaneous discovery of your kind of cool and no matter how much you already know, you are likely to be pleasantly surprised to find something you didn’t think you would. For basic groundwork and to get a lay of the land, Little Black Book Delhi has come up with a hood guide to Hauz Khas Village and separated this into four categories (Food & Drinks, Lifestyle, Art & Culture and Others). Here are our top 5 must tries/sees from their list:

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Kunzum Travel Café | Cafe

What: Tea, Coffee, Cookies

Where: T- 49, Hauz Khas Village

Price: Pay as you like

Timings: Tues to Sun, 11am – 7.30pm

Contact: 9650702777

Website: kunzum.com/travelcafe

 
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Aarbe specialises in smart clutches that automatically light up in the dark (Pic credit: Aarbe/Facebook)

Aarbe | Fashion

What: Women Designer Clutches with lights that automatically light up only in the dark.

Where: Daryacha Building, Hauz Khas Village

Price: INR 3000 onwards

Timings: 10am – 7pm

Contact: 9810692202

Website: www.aarbe.com

 

Chowk | Fashion

What: Accessories for both men and women – vintage kitsch

Where: 13B, basement

Timings: 10.30am – 8pm, 7 days a week

Price: INR 100 – INR 2500

Contact: +91 9810017016

Website: -

 
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The Studio at Hauz Khas Village (Pic credit: The Studio/Facebook)

The Studio | Fashion & Handicrafts

What: Jewellery, women’s wear and handicrafts; they have a wide range of trinkets

Where: T-2, Ground floor

Timings: 11am – 7pm, Mondays closed

Price: INR 1000 onwards

Contact: 011 26865582/ +91 9810642442

Website: www.facebook.com/banastudio

 
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antiSOCIAL | Co-working space

What: An extension of Social; a workspace for its members and a space to promote talent

Where: 12, 3rd Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Contact: 078386 52814

Timings: 11am – 1am

Website: www.facebook.com/antiSOCIALhkv

 

Little Black Book Delhi lists many more places worth seeing in Hauz Khas Village in their article. To see their full list, read the article at the link below.

 

Read full article:

Village People | A Curated Guide to Hauz Khas Village

Reposted from: Little Black Book Delhi

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Nothing makes Aditi happier than good shampoo, good design, evolutionary theory and a spicy Bloody Mary. A Bombay girl to begin with, she’s made a home in New York, Glasgow, Singapore and London over the last ten years. After a one-day career in hand modelling (true story) and a much, much longer stint in brands & advertising, Aditi is all set to make the most of her Delhi/NCR chapter. Aditi is the Delhi Editor for Zafigo and her writing has appeared in Little Black Book Delhi, Travel+Leisure and Huffington Post.

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