Devapala was again a powerful ruler. He is said to have conquered the Kamarupa, Pragjyotisha (Assam) and Utlkal (Orissa).
There are evidences that Devapala procured Horses from the Kamboja / Kabul for his army.
The Pala armies carried out successful campaigns at various parts of India and Pala Empire emerged as one of the greatest empire under Devapala. Devapala was succeeded by his son Mahendrapala who was an insignificant ruler. Mahendrapala was succeeded by his cousin Vigrahapala. After a lineage of insignificant successors a great king Mahipala, who was 9th ruler of the dynasty ascended the throne.