Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad

Daulatabad Fort, a 14th-century fort city and one of the seven wonders of Maharashtra, carries the impressive reputation of never having been defeated in battle. Some believe Lord Shiva lives in the hills surrounding this historical attraction, which stands high on its own hill and only grants access to the summit across a narrow bridge. The lower slopes of the hill were once cut away to create steep sides and make defenses stronger, and a deep moat infested with crocodiles once surrounded the fort, but has since dried up. However, you can still explore the damp tunnels winding through the hill. Keep an eye out for monuments like the Chand Minar, a distinctive tower. A visit to the fort requires a lot of walking, so arrive early in the day for cooler weather and wear proper shoes. Use our Daulatabad trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Daulatabad Fort and other attractions in Daulatabad.
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  • Being close to Aurangabad, this is a good place to visit on the same day, if you have the energy left! We didn't climb to the top, as it was so hot, but there was still plenty to see.  more »
  • Its sad this fort has not been recognized much as it should have been. Our guide told us a lot of interesting facts and stories and we had good time there.  more »
  • on the road to the caves of Ellora, for the discovery of the central bastion go early for a good hour in the morning before expecting this bastion. Nice architectural walk between walls, doors, 'tunnels'
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  • Great experience , One of the most inspiring aspects of the Daulatabad Fort is its design which makes it one of the most powerful fortresses of the medieval period. It is built on a 200 metres high conical hill, which provides this grand fortress with a strategic position, architectural beauty and protection from the enemies. Another unique aspect of this destination is its engineering genius, which not only provided an impregnable defence against enemy forces but also managed irreplaceable resources of water quite well
  • One of the best forts. Absolutely impregnable in history. Must visit. Wear comfortable shoes and carry water. There is tons of history in the fort. Either read a lot about it before you go to the fort to enjoy it.. Or be ready to shell out money for a guide. PLEASE DO NOT LITTER ON THE FORT! Lots of people have done a mess of the place by throwing water bottles :( There's only so much the government can do unless the people themselves take the ownership!!!
  • Beautiful place with a lot of history. Plan for at least two to three hours minimum to see every thing properly. And take water with you it's a really long walk. The architecture is amazing, there are buildings, some intact and some in ruins, there are moats around the fort, there is even a maze, though did not risk exploring it. Worth visiting.
  • Daulatabad Fort was one the most powerful forts of the medieval Deccan. The defense system that made Daulatabad virtually impregnable comprises fortifications with double and even triple rows of massive walls. In addition, there are ingeniously built mazes with a complex arrangement of entryways and deep rock-cut moats and trenches which can be crossed only at one point, over a drawbridge. Defense mechanism of rock-cut subterranean passage is unbelievable.
  • Best place too visit. You can see how people made it in those days. Best fort. Must visit once. It will take 4-5 hours to complete full tour of this fort. You will get full view of city from top of this fort. Enjoyed it.

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