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Siri - In Search of Lost Cities of Delhi
Photos of Siri - Second City of Delhi
In Search of Seven Cities of Delhi - Siri
This Sunday, I decided to explore the heritage of Delhi. A lot of cities have flourished, decayed and disappeared in Delhi including the legendary Indraprastha built by Pandavas in Mahabharata. My search for lost cities of Delhi led me to Siri, the second of the seven cities of Delhi regonized by the local government and ASI.
The foundation of the City of Siri was led by Alaudin Khilji to protect its denizens from ruthless and rampaging Mongol raiders. Siri was the first Islamic city entirely built in by Muslim ruler in India. The once mighty city has now almost faded away from the landscape of Delhi and only a few remains lie scattered aroun stretch from Khelgaon Marg to AUgust Kranti Road in South Delhi.
If you are really interested in Delhi's history and architecture I'd advise you to make a trip to this historical city of Delhi before it vanishes entirely and I wonder how immense the loss would be in terms of history and heritage of Delhi.