Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad

4.2
#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.
Create an itinerary including Daulatabad Fort
map
Daulatabad Fort Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
490 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Daulatabad fort has witnessed history through different timelines. It's not that maintained but you will admire the fort construction, and you will understand how hard it is to conquer this fort in ba...  more »
  • I loved Daulatabad Fort. Something is different. It is approx 14 km from Auranagabd city. Will visit again soon !!!  more »
  • Suitable for the people who are looking for good trekking in Aurangabad Zone. It has 700+ steps but bit steep which tests your stamina & Fitness. Nothing much to say about the top, has some overall vi...  more »
Google
  • 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. 👌👌👌👌👍👍👍
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Daulatabad

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Daulatabad

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor