Bearing the glorious marks of its momentous past, in the form of marvelous fortresses and magnificent palaces, a queer nostalgic charm engulfs Bidar. Surrounded by picturesque views of the surrounding forests, with the Godavari and Krishna rivers perennially flowing by its side, Bidar seems all the more captivating
The ancient seat of the Bahamani dynasty, Bidar also boasts of a devout religious tradition. Located in the north-eastern part of the state of Karnataka, this legendary city is enriched with a vast cultural heritage. Unmatched in its touristic diversity, Bidar is every traveler’s delight.There are a number of experiences to be explored in Bidar. Known for its historical sites, Bidar houses some of the most exquisite monuments in India. The majestic Bidar fort stands tall as the most alluring of these. The enormous fortress houses the royal palace Rangin Mahal, the Takhat Mahal, the Diwan-e-Aam, and the Gagan Mahal. One of the most prominent landmarks and tourist attractions of the city is the ancient clock tower, Chaubara.Ruled by the Bahamani and Barid Shah rulers, Bidar has some beautiful Islamic monuments and places of worship. The Solah Khamb Masjid, with its 16 pillars, and the Mahmud Gawan Madarsa are worth visiting. The religious legacy of Bidar also includes the magnificent Papnash Shiva Temple and the Sikh place of worship, Guru Nanak Jhira. A great time to visit the city is during the 7 day festival and fair of Veerbhadreshwara Jatra. Held at the end of January, and continuing into February, it is an excellent time to enjoy the rich and colorful culture of Bidar. Moving about in Bidar is fairly easy, as there are plenty of transport options, the most popular being the three-wheeler auto-rickshaws. They can be hailed directly from the streets and are also economical. Cycle-rickshaws are also available in the city, but while cheap these are best suited for short distances. These will in fact serve you better for a fun regional experience, rather than as a means of commuting. Tourists can also easily hire private cars or taxis from the numerous car rentals in the city. Summers in Bidar tend to be very hot, so avoid visiting at this time, unless necessary.Bidar does not have an active nightlife, and it is safer to be indoors after 11 pm
Bidar is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad at a distance of 112kms.
Airports: Begumpet Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Bidar from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Bidar