Just 13 kms from Aurangabad, standing on a pyramid - shaped hill, is this impressive fortress, once known as 'Devgiri'. Built in the 12th century by Bhillama, the king of the Yadav dynasty, it was named Daulatabad, the city of fortune, by Mohammed Bin Tughlaq, Sultan of Delhi. The Sultan was so taken with this fortress, that he decided to shift his capital here. It is one of the world's best preserved forts of medieval times and also one of the few impregnable forts in Maharashtra with excellent architecture. A 5 km massive wall, artificial scarping, spiked gates, dungeons and a variety of complicated defence systems rendered Daulatabad impregnable. The 30 metre high Chand Minar, built by the Bahmani rulers is another famous landmark of the area.