It is an important historical district shares its border with Maharastra. It is the north-eastern part of Karnataka, very popular for its Bidri handcrafts. It is verdant land of two River basins namely Kodavari and Krishna. One can find several River confluences here. Tourists flock this place to explore the magnificent historical monuments of Bahmani era. Bidar fort is the major point of attraction which grabs several visitors to Bidar from far and wide. Cultural activities and festivals are celebrated with much pomp and show is another tourist attraction.
Places to visit
It is a cylindrical tower of 22 meter in height, located in city center. It is watch towers which offers fabulous view of the entire plateau.
It is peak of Persian architectural style, built by Sultan Alla-Ud-Din Bahman of Bahman dynastry in 1427 AD. This massive port is surrounded by 3miles of walls. It imposes 5 grand entrances and 37 bastions. Within the fort complex, there are manymonuments importantly Gagan Mahal, Rangin Mahal and Takhat Mahal are most popular monuments.
It is best preserved and maintained monument in Bidar fort belongs to 16th century. It has six bay halls with beautifully decorated rectangular shaped wooden columns.
Bahmani Tombs, Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Shaib, Papnash Shiva temple, Solah Kamba Mosque, Mohamad Gawan Madarsa and Chaukhandiof Hazarat Khalil Ullah are other popular tourist destinations.
How to reach Bidar
Nearest airport is Hyderabad around 140 km from Bidar.
Bidar has its own railhead. Well served by trains from Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Several state buses and private buses facilitate road transportation to Bidar.
In summer 22-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. October to March is the ideal time to make a visit to Bidar.