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Siri Fort Auditorium

Siri fort is in the Siri area of New Delhi, it was mainly constructed for the purpose of protection from enemies of other states. Siri was the second largest around the seven cities of New Delhi. It was built by Ala-ud-Din Khilji who was the sultan of Delhi at that time period. In the past, people with him suffered greatly from Mongols and hence to avoid such happenings this fort was constructed.

Actually, this covers a wide area of about 1303 acres of land and it was entirely constructed by the hands of Muslims. Now this massive protective fencing is very much damaged and lasts in small range as remains. At present, there are many other buildings that are commercially built for people around this fort.

The name Siri was given to the fort because of hanging several heads of Mongol soldiers over the wall. This is because Siri refers as ‘head’ in Hindi. It is situated near to Shahpur Jat village, therefore, it is very near from Qutub Minar. There is only a 5 km distance between these two buildings.

It adds pride to the city because of the palace that is present outside of the fort limits. In addition, this palace contains about 1000 pillars which are called the Hazar Sutan. This palace was built with marble floors and other stone decorations over it. Designers of this palace implemented their great innovations in it, loop holes for arrows, bastions, flame shaped battlements and beautifully decorated doors. Water supply in Siri fort is actually got from a supply system with a reservoir at Hauz Khas Complex. Sultan Ala-ud-din also built Quwwatul-Islam Mosque near Qutub complex. It was initially designed to be built in double the size of Qutub Minar, but due to the death of sultan in 1316, this plan was left half completed.

Siri Fort Complex

This sports complex was developed during the period of Asiad sports events in 1982. Asian games gave the way for this construction of sports complex. This complex helps to play and practice many events. In addition, many important national as well as international sport events like commonwealth games took place here.


  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Badminton courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Jogging tracks
  • Aerobics centre
  • Cricket grounds
  • Large auditoriums
  • Gymnasiums
  • Deluxe food joints
  • Upscale residential buildings
  • A golf course

Siri Fort Auditorium

It is actually multi auditorium complex built by the government of India situated in Siri fort. It is declared as the headquarters for directorate of film festivals (DFF), Minister of Information and Broadcasting. It was actually built by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) during 1982 for Asian games. Then, it was taken by ministry of information and broadcasting for 981.47 lakhs.


  • Combined seating capacity of about 2500
  • Largest complex in New Delhi
  • Conducting film festivals
  • Screening of national film awards
  • Costing of musical concerts as well as cultural performances

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