Hauz Khas also houses the prestigious fashion college National Institute of Fashion Technology.Hauz Khas also contains private schools such as Laxman Public School and General Raj's School.Neeli Masjid and Chor Minar, where the heads of executed thieves (chor) would be put on display in the earlier days, lie inside the colony.
Mayfair Gardens is an independent small private colony inside Hauz Khas, neighboured by Padmini Enclave.
Hauz Khas has some of the largest green areas in Delhi, namely Deer Park and Rose Garden.
The domestic terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 1) is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Hauz Khas while the international terminal (Terminal 3) is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi).
Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station lies 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) away.
Hauz Khas is named after an ancient water reservoir by the same name, now part of the extensive Hauz Khas Complex.