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. Plan your visit to Daulatabad Fort and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Daulatabad itinerary maker.
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477 reviews
  • August 16, 2017
    This is one of the best fort I have seen in the state of Maharashtra. Around 750 steps to be climbed before you reach the top of the fort. This Fort offers beautiful panoramic view of the city. A must...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We visited this fort in July 2017. It was a long weary walk to the top and it took us an hour or so to climb up to the top, but it was worth it. I would recommend wearing comfortable pants & shoes as ...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    It's a huge fort and a must visit. Canons at the entrance add charm to the place. Need to climb lot of stairs to reach top. The climb definitely worth as the view from the top is beautiful.  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    Actually I love the historical places . And the adventure of such places. Old architecture fort. Nice view. I hope you all visit there.but don't go to explore know about it with the help of guide and experience all. And save the pics for the brilliant sweet memories. 👌👌👌👌👍👍👍
  • July 13, 2017
    An awesome place. Historical importance. Thia fort is an architectural marvel. The view from the top is simply superb. Must visit. Better if you shell some money for a guided tour
  • June 20, 2017
    When visiting this fort don't forget to get: your camera, water and a guide. The views are amazing so is the fort itself. The climbing is a bit tiring, the height of each step is nearly twice the normal ones if not more. But its worth the effort!
  • June 15, 2017
    Don't forget to carry water while ascending the fort. Its a difficult climb and steps are big for single foot. The view is too good and delight for photographers.
  • June 8, 2017
    I loved this fort. We had a lot of fun climbing up to top of the hill and walkin inside the dark passages and temples. This can get very exhausting. Hence, I suggest visiting in the evenings, as it can get very hot during summers. Visit this place few hours before the closing time(6 PM), as the security would ask you to leave even before you reach the top. Effort is worth the spell bound view.

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