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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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  • 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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  • Recently visited and got amazed by the sound system here. A really nice place for events. Seating arrangement is too well managed which gives you stage view from anywhere in the auditorium. Very Nice. 
  • The auditorium quire famous for shows by famous and popular acts. Easily located near the Green Park metro, you could walk it out from there if you have arrived early. There are plenty of booking counters and if staffed properly there shouldn't be any long queues. The catering are is decent and reasonably affordable, especially if you are otherwise used to the high prices in multiplexes. Seating can be confusing, I was once made to change my seat like 3 or 4 times because the ushers kept goofing up.
  • A very nice auditorium, went here for Shiamak Davar's dance shows. Even stand up comedian Russell Peter's show was held here. This place has a lot of parking space so one doesn't need to worry about parking.
  • I attended Dr. Mudit Khanna's seminar here. It has a good Dolby surround sound system, the seats are comfy. It has been renovated recently it seems. The air conditioners chill you to the bone, strategically located. They keep hosting many plays and theatres round the year.
  • Good auditorium. but the place should have clean toilets. Also using toilet outlet a mini biogas plant can be established as many people come in the events organised. all the garbage is thrown at road sides after events.
  • One of the best auditorium. Hope it gets a outside makeover. Building isn't good looking from outside.
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