Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad

#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Aurangabad District
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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  • The path leading to the Durga Canon is not easy. It takes time, patience and could be covered in two hours. One needs a hat,(available at the car parking) and two liters of potable water and determina...  more »
  • A must visit destination in Aurangabad. Quite exhausting yet totally worth it. If one wants to spend more time with friends or family and enjoy the view then it's a must visit. It's very good for kids...  more »
  • Well, If you are looking for an experience on how to start trekking, this may be a good place. The city of aurangabad was the administrative capital when Aurangzeb was the ruler of Mugal Dynasty. He h...  more »
  • 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.
  • Its very nice and well maintained fort. Even if built in sixth century AD it is still in good condition. It was very difficult for enemy to enter into the fort due to unparalleled entrances. Hard rock is carved surrounding the fort and only one short passage is made to enter the fort. There is tunnel to enter the fort which is completely carved in rock, it was made to confuse the enemy and attack. Very best example of civil engineering. Parking here is free. There is a well maintained garden. Carry a water bottle. Do not litter.
  • Great fort near Aurangabad city. Visit it mostly in rainy season beautiful nature. The beauty of the History. Love for history lovers, trackers and also for photographers.
  • Great place for a newbie to explore the fort. It has some great places in it. Andheri caves is the icing on the cake. You get to witness bat cave that is fully in the dark.

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