The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Dowletabad

Edition of 1879. See also Daulatabad Fort on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

DOWLETABAD, or Deoghir (the fortunate city), a town and fortress of Hyderabad, Hindostan, about 7 m. N. W. of Aurungabad. The fortress is on a hill 500 ft. high, about 150 ft. of which is nearly perpendicular. The entrance is by a narrow passage cut through the rock. Notwithstanding its natural strength, the fortress has been taken several times, and has belonged to various masters. Near the town are the remarkable cave temples of Ellora.

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