Monday, August 20, 2012

Daulatabad, City of Prosperity

From Aurangabad our first destination is Daulatabad on the way to Ellora. We started to this place early morning which is 15 kms away. The city is also known by names Devgiri or Deogiri. Here is the famous medieval fortress, which is visible from the highway. The Devgiri Fort dominates the entire landscape of the city.



The history of the place dates back to 12th century, as the capital of the Hindu Kingdoms in Deccan. The fort was constructed by Raja Bhillamraj of Yadav Dynasty. Later the city was controlled by Sultans and Tughlak of the Delhi. This is the city where Mohammed-bin Tughlak try to relocate the capital from Delhi. The move was unsuccessful leading to mass destruction and Delhi was capital once again.




Even though the decision was reversed, the city grew as important as Delhi. Later city broke away from the rule of Delhi. The old citadel on the isolated hill was further strengthened with by building bastions with mounted cannons and a moat surrounding the fort.



We will further explore this historic fort as I have seen it There are interesting ramparts here that we will explore.

43 comments:

Al said...

Great history and photos. You talk about the fort's ramparts, we have a mountain range here called the "Rampart Range."

Kim, USA said...

Rajesh looks like this place is seated in a high place. Love the scenery.


Kim,USA

Meoww said...

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R.Ramakrishnan said...

Magnificent fort!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

I had studied about this in history class :-). Thanks for sharing.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

I have two words that come into my mind when I read through your ever brilliant posts, and they are - India chronicled.

BunnyKissd said...

Beautiful!

Cafe au lait said...

Lovely pictures. My blues are here and here.

Carver said...

Impressive fortress and an interesting history.

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful, sunny look at another fascinating part of your world, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing!

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gemma Wiseman said...

So love the design represented in the top middle photo of the collage! And the landscape view in the first photo certainly highlights the soaring red tower! Fascinating post!

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking fort, great shots! Thanks for sharing your world.

Fun60 said...

That fort really does stand out on the horizon. It seems to be well preserved.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the way you present these fortifications as parts of a larger conversation that is a part of the history of India. Really wonderful stuff. Thank you.

George said...

I look forward to seeing more of this imposing fort and learning more of its history.

Indrani said...

Great place to visit.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very interesting...

Carmel Cole said...

nice place. very scenic. hope you could visit my mellow yellow monday here: http://www.jollytoes.com/2012/08/05/the-yellow-cabs-in-new-york-city-and-sephora-building/

Leovi said...

Great photos with great beauty, I love.

Jeevan said...

That's interesting facts on history and the idea of replacing Delhi. Great looking fort and views!

Liza said...

What a beautiful place to visit.

Skittles

ladyfi said...

This looks lovely.

maria said...

Looks like a fun place to visit. Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

Hazel said...

That makes up for a great view while riding by.

Lowell said...

What a place and what a history it has. Seems like the same things have occurred all over the world. Someone has something someone else wants which leads to war and destruction and then a sort of peace until it starts all over again. Not a recipe for long-term happiness!

Roger Owen Green said...

delightful
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

Lovely. Visiting from Blue Monday.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Great history and I am so happy to see you sharing it with us. Looking forward to reading more.
Mine is here
Have you a ROCKING AND WEEK!!!
hugs
shakira

mrsnesbitt said...

I love the new facts we learn every ABC visit.
Thanks so much - fascinating.
Denise ABC Team

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow!! my boys would just love to see this!!

zongrik said...

i like this style of architecture



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Ann said...

I see a lot of greens and trees.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your posts are so educational. I'm usually left with the feeling that India's past and present are too vast for me to ever really comprehend it. This must be a natural consequence of living in a culture that is more than 3000 years old.

Une Angevine said...

tout ce que j'adore,grimper

Eden said...

What a beautiful place to visit!Beautiful photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Splendid history lesson for us again, I love your blog. So informative and simply stunning photos.

Andy David said...

We can always count on you for great photos and a piece of History. Very well done my friend. Once again, I learn something from you.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

so amazing to think about. America wasn't even known to exist. I love visiting places like this. Blessings, Debbie

Joy said...

Love the view from the hill over the valley and trees. Must be an amazing in the early morning. Impressive fortress.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this place. We will see more of this place soon.

allresourceupdates said...

Heard a lot about this Place and I really want to visit this place..Thanks for Sharing..

Paresh Kale said...

One of the best forts in India !