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Daulatabad

Daulatabad

Weather

Located near Aurangabad in the heart of Maharashtra, Daulatabad experiences a typical tropical climate with harsh summers and moderate winters. The summer season from March to June is hot and sticky making it difficult for tourists to explore the city in the sunny dry heat. The temperatures in summers can reach up to a maximum of 45 degrees Celsius making it uncomfortable for travelers. The monsoon season brings a respite from the harsh summers and moderate rainfall brings down the temperatures making it a good time to experience the lush green surroundings of the Daulatabad Fort. The winter season from October to February is moderately cold and largely pleasant with temperatures reaching a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Daulatabad is located at a distance of 21 Kms from Aurangabad town. Reaching Daulatabad by road is by far the most convenient option as the city is well connected by good motor able roads and highways. A number of MSRTC and Private buses ply from Mumbai and Aurangabad.


By Air:

Daulatabad does not have any dedicated airport facility and the nearest airport is Aurangabad, at a distance of 21 kms. Aurangabad is well connected to all major Indian cities and towns with regular flight services from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Local cab and bus services are easily available from Aurangabad to visit Daulatabad.



By Rail:

Daulatabad station is located on the Kachiguda-Manmad section of Hyderabad Division of South Central Railway. Although Daulatabad does have a railway station, it does not serve as a regular station for major train services. The closest bigger railway station is the one in Aurangabad at a distance of 11 kms. Aurangabad railway station is well connected to all major cities including New Delhi, Mumbai and Nagpur.


Overview

Daulatabad, which is also known as the city of prosperity and richness, is an ancient city located in the heart of Maharashtra. Once known as Deogiri, the city was amid the famous trading caravan routes from the hills to the plains making it a traditionally important city.

 

Renamed Daulatabad by Mohammed Tughlaq in the 14th century Daulatabad is famous for its ancient Daulatabad Fort which is one of the safest forts ever built and arguably the world's best preserved medieval fort.

 

Located along the route to the famous Ellora caves at a distance of 17kms from the ancient caves and 21 Kms from Aurangabad city, Daulatabad receives a large influx of tourists and historians to its wonderful fort as part of the Aurangabad heritage.

 

The impregnable fortress of Daulatabad having three huge walls stands virtually unaltered and remains a mystery to tourists and historians alike. Due to its close vicinity with Aurangabad, the city of Daulatabad does not have many elite accommodation facilities and tourists’ usually stay and Aurangabad which is also the industrial center of Maharashtra. The people of Daulatabad are warm and friendly and Marathi and Hindi are the most popular languages. Eating out in Daulatabad can offer a host of Maharashtrian delicacies like the Wada Pav and Misal Pav while upscale eateries offer a variety of Indian gourmet delights.

 

From a medieval age marvel to a modern day tourist’s delight, Daulatabad Fort is one of the pioneer Forts making it the safest royal structure ever built. The Fort and its compound located on a hilltop attract tourists, historians and art lovers alike making a trip to Daulatabad a never forgetting experience.