Hauz Khas and its Surroundings

When Firoz Shah Tughlaq restored the Hauz Khas, he also built the Madrasa-e-Firoz Shahi or the ‘College of Firoz Shah’. This was an institution of higher education, endowed by the emperor himself. It became a premier institute of learning that attracted students from far and wide. You can still wander through the remains of the college buildings, which were arranged in the form of an L around the south-western corner of the Hauz Khas. Several flights of steps lead down from the madrasa buildings to the tank. Originally, the madrasa also had a fine garden with trees laden with flowers and fruit.

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