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Siri Fort, New Delhi

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Siri Fort, in the city of New Delhi, was built during the rule of Ala-ud-Din Khalji, the Turkic (Afghan) ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, to defend the city from the onslaught of the Mongols. It was the second of the seven cities of medieval Delhi built around 1303 (stated to be the first entirely constructed by Turks), which at present is seen only in ruins with a few remnants (pictured)Near the Siri Fort ruins modern auditoriums, the Asiad Games Village Complex and residential and commercial establishments fill the modern landscape between the Khel Gaon Marg and the Aurobindo Marg in the heart of South Delhi.HistoryAlaud'din is the best known of the Khilji dynasty because he extended his dominion to Southern India and established the second city of Delhi, Siri. He created Siri between 1297 and 1307 to defend against Mongol invasions of India and Delhi. In response he built Siri Fort, mimicked massive Turkish ones. The Fort served as the seat of his power during his campaigns to enlarge his territory. Due to frequent Mongol invasions of West Asia, the Saljuqs took asylum in Delhi. The craftsmen of Seljuq dynasty are credited with this era's architectural monuments in Delhi.
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  • Had to work hard to find this and even the local can and tuc tuc drivers could not find it. Once found it is a lovely little bit of greenery with a nice secluded temple. 
  • Gaming Complex at Siri Fort is affordable luxury and playing golf at mini golf range is a must and auditorium hosts regular programmes 
  • Siri Fort area is famous for the auditorium where evngono organized various events but if you are looking for the old Fort built at the beginning of the fourteenth century are found only ruins.
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  • Siri Fort Auditorium is premier multi-auditorium complex of Government of India. Situated in the Siri Fort in New Delhi, it is also the headquarters of the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which also run the complex. Also close by is the Siri Fort Sports Complex. It was a combined seating capacity of 2500, spread over its four auditorium, making it the largest such complex in Delhi. Besides the National Film Festival organized by DFF wherein public screening of National Film Award winning films is held, it also hosts musical concerts, cultural performances, and plays.
  • Very big auditorium of Delhi. Lighting and speakers are amazing. A huge crowd can be see here. When I came here, I get shocked by watching so much of crowd under a one roof. Security is also very tight. I like this place.
  • Nice place to go for a workout session. This place is surrounded by lush green belt of south delhi. You need membership to be use various facilities in this complex or you can pay by the day for certain facilities.
  • Went to see theatre performance, music performances and religious discourses. Auditorium is unbeatable. Excellent decor, acoustics and discipline
  • I was there for national seminar.... nice place for people gathering... properly maintained