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 Asian 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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  • April 19, 2017
    Living in Delhi I have visited this place very often and I am very sorry to state that this centrally located and huge auditorium is becoming progressively worse. I visited it on 2 consecutive days (1...  more »
  • April 2, 2017
    I visited Siri Fort auditorium complex for my daughter's annual day function. It is well maintained, clean with comfortable seats.  more »
  • November 2, 2016
    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.  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    I went in October 2016 with my family and group of Church youths to an evening musical show and sermon in this Auditorium. The place is compact, yet nicely maintained. Ample amount of space for kids also to move around. The seating is nice with a good view of the stage. Overall, a good experience.
  • July 12, 2017
    Good place for functions. Once used for International Film Festival. Good place for conferences and recently visited to attend a school's annual function. Good parking space. Good interior.
  • April 29, 2017
    I have attended quite a few events here and always find the auditorium and their services to be nice. Although they have a huge parking area but it quickly fills up and the roads get jammed with so many cars, the only problem that I have faced here is of parking. Rest is smooth and nice.
  • July 13, 2017
    Very nice Auditorium. Well built and good capacity. Spacious and good parking space also.
  • May 3, 2017
    Siri fort auditorium is one of the oldest auditoriums in Delhi. It is beautifully built and and have good seating capacity. It is also host many events and seminars. Parking is also not a problem at this venue.

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