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Daulatabad Fort – Ancient Fort Near Aurangabad

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Daulatabad Fort is formidable fort near Aurangabad. It is on a conical hill which is 200 metres high. Visitors have to climb 750 steps to reach the top. The fort dates back to the twelfth century. 

Chand Minar; Daulatabad; ancient fort; uasatish;
Chand Minar

History of Daulatabad Fort

Raja Bhillamraj Yadav of the Yadava Kingdom founded the town of Daulatabad in the year 1187. At that time, it was known as Devgiri. Later Muhammad ibn Tughluq  captured the town of Devgiri along with the fort. He changed the name of Devgiri to Daulatabad. He in 1327 famously shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad. Within two years Muhammad ibnTughluq abandoned Daulatabad and went back to Delhi. The spread of the Urdu language in the Deccan may be traced to the extensive influx of Muslims. …

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