Daulatabad Fort, also known as Devagiri Fort is 16km away from Aurangabad and takes around 20min from the city to get there.
This is one of the most iconic forts in India. The Fort is one of the strongest structures of that era and is also of the the most well designed tactical forts in the Country. History says that this fort was never conquered and was so well designed that Muhammad-bin-Tughluq, who after seeing the immensely strong fort, shifted his capital from Delhi to Devagiri city, in the year 1327.
The fort stands on an abruptly risen hill with a height of 200m , the lower slopes were cut away by the Yadava’s to give the fort a 50 meter vertical height. Three walls encircle the fort in a concentric manner acting as its primary defense, along with a moat and numerous bastions. The only way of access to the fort is through a narrow bridge with sufficient width for only two. A gallery has been carved in the rock with steep stairs and on the top of this gallery is a provision for a large fire to hinder the enemy. Various specimens of massive canons are spread out at various intervals on the slope, facing the countryside.
Distance From the City - 16km
Time to Reach from the city : 20min
Entrance ticket :10Rs - Indians
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Best time to visit - 6:00am to 09:00am
Places to Eat around - Street food outside the fort. Cheap but not clean
Hiranya Resort - Medium budget - clean food - clean toilets & clean swimming pool
Ellora Caves - multiple food shacks on the street - low budget to medium budget options.
How to get there?
Budget - Tuk Tuk from City
Medium - Government Bus from Aurangabad bus stand
Luxury - Private Taxi
TIP: Most sightseeing places are near Ellora & Daultabad fort. It is suggested that you stay near the Caves or Fort instead of staying in the city. Daily travel expenses will be much higher if you stay in the city & also extremely exhausting.