Devagiri Daulatabad
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Brief

This is believed to be the 14th century city in Maharashtra near Aurangabad. Earlier known as devagiri this place houses the heritage of important city that were located along the caravan route. This existed in circa the sixth century B.C. Muhammad-Bin-Tughlaq founded this as his capital and remained one of the flourishing cities in Maharashtra during the reign of the tughlaqs. This emperor forced the whole tribe of his kingdom to move here and also changed the name of the place. Later after two years the place was abandoned due to lack of water. It is believed as the myth runs that the so called Daulatabad or Deoghur was built by a shepherd tribe who all of a sudden acquired a lot of wealth. This unusualfortune was named by the brother Shepherds Rajah Ram which soon after was inherited the title of Rajah. This city houses the fortress of Devgiri or Deoghar as later Latinised. This stands on a conical hill. The height of the hill is 200metres. This was later cut by many dynasties that followed. This fortress stands strong through all the ravishing times. This is therefore a sole existing one. The only access to the palace is a narrow bridge that is a bridge that carries you to the summit of the conical hill.The outer wall is about 2.75 miles in its circumference that encircled the whole city of Deoghur. There are many known monuments of the time like Chand Minar and Chini Mahal. The Chand Minar is a tower that stands for 210 ft. in height. The Chini Mahal or the China Palace that is the renascent of the once beautiful place. This city is located at 15 km north of Aurangabad. The original city is mostly occupied and has been converted to a village that house a dense population. This site contains relics of caves like that of Ajanta and Ellora. This city is believed to have been founded by Bhillama V a prince who renounced his allegiances to Chalukyas. The name ‘DAULATABAD’ means abode of wealth. The ancient name ‘DEOGHUR’ is believed to be abode of god. This is a reminiscent of the ancient prosperous city and is known for being the capital of Tughlaq Dynasty under Muhammamad bin tughlaq. This has many things to see and attracts tourist all over the world.This city of Aurangabad is believed to be the historical city of Maharashtra. This is a tourist hub visited by many tourists. The Ajanta Caves and Eldora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara and Panchakki.

 
Travel Tips

If you are planning to visit this monument during summer then you must do it in the afternoons or the evening to avoid the scorching heat of the sun during the day. Carrying a small meal will help you have it in any of the adjacent lawns made for people to sit in. During winters any time of the day is appropriate for visiting the monument. Water should be kept along. The walk around the monument and its complex demands water! October to March is the best time to visit the heritage. The minaret is open for all the day from sunrise to sunset. The minaret is open for all the seven days a week. There are lot of things to visit. All the structures are important and are at walking distances. To avoid the scorching heat of the summer umbrella and other sun protecting factors like sunscreen are required. This place demands a close observatory of things therefore a lot of time is consumed for the purpose.



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Things to do

This place has lots to offer in its plethora of vision. To be specific the monument stand the ravages of time as the fortress that signifies beauty in the conical shape of hill that is at the height 200 metres. There is only a single narrow bridge that is as narrow as it does not allow two man to stand abreast. The fortress of Deoghur stands as beauty personifies with its canal entrance, narrow bridge and cannon post. The backdrop of the place being the eternal blue sky that reflects its majestic aroma and spreads a blanket of shadow and light that plays awesome tricks over the fortress at different times of the day. There is a long gallery engraved out of a single rock which for most of its part has a very gradual yet upward slope. Right at the midway of the gallery stand the access of the steep stairs which is covered by grating used to keep fire burning in the garrison during the time of the war. The outer wall is about 2.75 miles in its circumference that encircled the whole city of Deoghur. There are many known monuments of the time like Chand Minar and ChiniMahal. The Chand Minar is a tower that stands for 210 ft. in height. The Chini Mahal or the China  Palace that is the renascent of the once beautiful place.

 
Getting Around

There is a various kind of road transport that takes an individual to the various other locations. All the places situated in and around the destination. Auto and taxis are the main local transport. Shuttle cabs are also available.

 
Places to Stay

 
How to Reach

  • As said earlier this is located in the outskirts of the city of Aurangabad therefore any international flight or national flight takes you to the nearest airport. A cab or a taxi that can be hired is available outside the airports take you to the fortress.
  • The Daulatabad railway station is located on the Kachiguda-Manmad Section of Nanded division. Aurangabad is the major station near Daulatabad.
  • This place Daulatabad is in the outskirts of Aurangabad. This city is located at 15 km north of Aurangabad. The original city is mostly occupied and has been converted to a village that house a dense population. The city of Aurangabad is well connected by road, rail and flights. This can be reached by running over National Highway 211 that is the Aurangabad-Ellora Road. The availability of the local transport is good and therefore reaching different places in time is easy.

 
Surrounding Attractions

This city of Aurangabad is believed to be the historical city of Maharashtra. This is a tourist hub visited by many tourists. The Ajanta Caves and Eldora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara and Panchakki. The administrative headquarters of the Aurangabad Division or Marathwada region, Aurangabad is said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city.

 
Important Numbers

Police: 100

Ambulance: 102

Fire brigade: 101