Daulatabad aka Devagiri is a town which includes the Devagiri Daulatabad fort which carries the distinction of remaining undefeated in battle. It is a 14th century fort city in Maharashtra state of India about 16 kilometers northwest of Aurangabad. Earlier the place was called Devagiri when it was an important uplands city along caravan routes but the times later have reduced it to a village. However it is also considered to be one of the seven wonders of Maharashtra and a developing tourist spot.
An elaborate palace with 4 entrances, this structure was built on the Mughal king, Aurangzeb's order. The throne room of Aurangzeb can be found here.
Sunheri Mahal is a Rajput Palace and a specimen of traditional Indian architecture. The grand edifice was named so because it was decorated with beautiful intricate golden paintings. The palace stands amidst well-maintained lawns and has a rich historic and architectural significance. It is often chosen as the venue for the prestigious Aurangabad and Ellora Festivals held in the city.
Having a striking resemblance to Taj Mahal, the Bibi ka Maqbara is often referred to as the Taj of the Deccan. Bibi ka Maqbara was constructed by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb in the memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. It is the principal monument in the historic city of Aurangabad.
Naukhanda Palace was built in 1616 by Malik Ambar and had massive gateways leading to it. The magnificent palace has nine apartments, masjid, hot baths, kacheri in addition to several other structures.
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