Monday, October 26, 2009
TRAVEL THE WORLD - DAULATABAD, INDIA
The photo shows the entrance to the 14th Century fortress of Devagiri at Daulatabad near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The fortress, built on a mountainside, is considered to have been impregnable, and was only captured once, and then as a result of treachery. There is a long, long climb to the top. At one stage, our guide led us through a totally dark, narrow zig-zag passage intended to be a deterrent to invaders. There were several other interesting features designed to protect the fort including a deep moat.