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One would be tempted to think and argue that the cities of Delhi were in reality less or more than seven. But the accepted number is seven (excluding New Delhi) and these are cities whose remains are extant. Historians speak of the “Seven Cities of Delhi” but, between 1100 A.D. and 1947 A.D., there have been eight of them:

  • The oldest city near the site of the Qutab Minar-Mahrauli

Mehrauli  is in the neighbourhood in the South West district of Delhi in India. It . The area is located close to Gurgaon and next to Vasant Kunj.

  • Siri

Siri was built during the rule of Ala-ud-Din Khalji 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 Muslims), which at present is seen only in ruins with a few remnants.

  • Tughlqabad

Built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty…

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