Chand Minar Daulatabad
2nd largest minaret in India - Chand Minar stands tall at the entrance of the iconic Daulatabad Fort. The fort was built in 1435 by Ala-ud-din Bahmani to commemorate his victory over the fort. Later, it was used to keep an eye on the surrounding region. Also, the Chand Minar was mainly used to make announcements related to the fort. The height of the tower is 30 meter (210 feet) and 70 feet in girth at the base. It has 24 chambers, spread over four floors and a small mosque.
History of the Chand Minar
The amazing structure of the Chand Minar was built in 1435 by Ala-ud-din Bahmani to commemorate the victory over the Daulatabad Fort.
Things to Do & See in and around:
Around Chand Minar, one can visit a couple of other attractions to visit like Daulatabad Fort, Chini Mahal, Hatti Houd, Bronze Cannon, Nagarkhana, decorative gates, a drawbridge, Sunheri Mahal, Purwar Museum and Jama Masjid. Light and sound show at the fort is a must to watch out for.
On Daulatabad Fort, 15 kms from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
How to reach
Chand Minar marks the entrance of the Daulatabad Fort. So as to reach here, one can either trek or hire a cab from anywhere in the main city.