History tells us that Beed was founded, or at least inhabited, back in the 10th or 11th century. Based on the remnants and ruins of monuments, temples and buildings in the city, archaeologists claim that the city was perhaps founded by the Yadava rulers from Devagiri
Later Beed, like Latur, was part of the Hyderabad province under the Nizam rulers, before officially becoming a part of Maharashtra in 1960.With such a fascinating and convoluted history, you can only imagine how striking the city’s landscape is. With crumbling, ancient and medieval structures dotting Beed, giving it its identity and cultural ethos, the city is an ideal spot of discovery for those interested in history, archeology and the nature of India. Located on the banks of the Bensura River with rolling hills standing as the backdrop, Beed seamlessly blends historic, cultural, natural and religious elements into one alluring city. Perhaps the most famous and striking site in Beed is the Kankaleshwar Temple, which has found mention in historical texts dating back to the 1500s. Built in black stone around an artificial lake, the architecture of this temple resembles the caves of Ellora. Intricate carvings adorn the walls and the large ground hosts an annual fair on Mahashivratri. The major fort of the city, though in ruins, is still the pride and joy of Beed. Standing on the banks of the Bensura River, it is an imposing structure that has been saving the city from floods since its construction. The Khazana Well and the well at the Khandoba temple also display magnificent architecture, and attract tourists in hordes. The Jama Masjid here is a stunning mosque, and the Mansuri Shah Tomb in the eastern part of the city is also worth visiting.There is no dearth of history and statuesque monuments in Beed, do devote enough time to each so that you’re truly able to appreciate their beauty.Auto-rickshaws are easily available all over the city of Beed. Though buses are an option too, the frequency is not reliable. Hire a private taxi or a cab so that you can visit all the monuments and spots at peace, learning a little bit of the history from the local driver along the way.Women should not travel alone in the city, especially at night. Always opt to travel by crowded, well-lit roads at any time of the day or after dark.
Beed is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Indore at a distance of 106kms.
Airports: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
There is no regular trains to Beed from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Harda which is located at a distance of 65kms.
Railway Station(s): Harda