Who links to me? Daulatabad Fort

Monday, November 13, 2006

First gate at Mahakot. From inside ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The watchtower at Mahakot

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Second gate at Mahakot

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An ancient jain temple inside the fort

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Around Hathi Haud or Elephant Tank

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Courtyard in front of the Bharat Mata Temple. Originally a Jain temple, this was converted into a mosque by Mubarak Khilji and was later converted into a temple.


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Kalakot entrance


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A huge canon on top of a bastion. Called the Mendha Tope, it is mounted on a pivot making it able to rotate.

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The Nizamshahi palace in ruins

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The waterbody (moat) around the chissled mountain.

The moat is 16 metre wide and 20 meter deep. Two dams are constrcted in the moat to control water level. Water level can be increased above the bridge, so that the bridge is submerged during enemy attack. Leather bridges were also used, so that it could be rolled up immediately if needed.

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Ruins of the palace




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Chand Minar. This was built during Bahamani, in 1447. At 65 metre hight, it is only second to Qutub Minar in Delhi. Circumfrence at the basement is 10 mts.

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Another view of Kalakot entrance

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A museum near the Chand Minar

6 Comments:

At Sunday, July 17, 2011, Blogger sameera ov said...

love to visit the place

 
At Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Anonymous Rahul said...

very well articulated and adorned with gorgeous photographs... One of the most important fort in Indian history and settings are so picturesque though its overshadowed with its much popular neighbor... admirable job with the content...

keep blogging..
Vishnu

 
At Tuesday, September 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow really awesome tour , thanks for sharing your experience.

BTW the photos are really beautiful, can you please share with me any online portal like this www.aurangabadlive.com/daultabad-fort.aspx

which can help me find and book hotels online? the above mentioned website is cool but they didn't have the option to book the hotel etc.

thanks.

 
At Friday, September 27, 2013, Anonymous Sujit said...

Nice photographs.

 
At Sunday, November 23, 2014, Blogger TouristSafari said...

Very Well written post, thoroughly enjoyed it. Daulatabad Fort is really amassing place. You can also check my post at Daulatabad Fort at http://www.touristsafari.com/forts/daulatabad-devgiri-fort

 
At Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very old blog and place but still enjoyed it a lot.
http://yogesh-photos.blogspot.in/2013/03/daulatabad-fort-aurangabad-google-map.html

 

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