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Travel to Bidar From Hyderabad
Travel to Bidar From Hyderabad

Travel to Bidar From Hyderabad:

It was since a quite while ago We arranged a trip to go to Bidar, one of the overlooked recorded spot in Karnataka. I experienced diverse posts while googling on the web. Lastly, on the occasion of Diwali  Nov’2013, my better half and I concluded the sightseeing intend to go to Bidar.

As this was our first long cruiser(bike) trip, our plan was to begin early and take a lot of rest in the way.

Our journey started in Manikonda. The route plan was as follows.

Manikonda->Kondapur->Miyapur–>NH9–>Patancheru–>Sadashivpet–>Digwal–>Zaheerabad–>Kothur–>Bidar

Hyderabad To Bidar Road Plan
Hyderabad To Bidar Road Plan

A Brief About Bidar:

Bidar(one of the cleanest urban areas in the state) is situated in the far north-eastern piece of Karnataka. The city is home to astonishing remains.It is otherwise called the pinnacle of Karnataka. The historical backdrop of the spot made this city prevalent among different urban areas of Karnataka. Since Bidar region imparts the fringe to Andhra Pradesh, the city is near a portion of the significant urban communities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, similar to Hyderabad, then to a portion of the urban communities in Karnataka itself. Bidar has been the core of the Deccan – both topographically and socially. Soaked in Islamic Indian history, this old-walled town was first the capital of the Bahmani kingdom (1428– 87) and later the capital of the Barid Shahi tradition. The most punctual history of government in the locale goes back to the seasons of the Mauryan rulers who took control of Bidar. At that point, it was the turn of the Satavahanas, Kadambas, Chalukyas, and the Rashtrakutas. Ala-ud-Din Khilji’s victory of the Deccan in the late thirteenth century and mid-fourteenth century conveyed the Sultanate standard to Bidar. By 1347, the Deccan vassals of the Delhi Sultans revolted bringing forth the Bahamani kingdom in which Bidar assumed a critical job. By 1429, Bidar turned into the capital city. The Bahamani kingdom was habitually at war with Vijayanagar and the domination of King Krishnadevaraya just exacerbated the situation. Following the Krishnadevaraya’s fall, the Bahamani separated after inside hardship. Bidar, at that point, turned into the capital of Barid Shahi tradition and later the Adil Shahi line till Aurangzeb made it a player in the Mughal empire. Having been a piece of numerous domains and under the rule of numerous rulers, Bidar gained a cosmopolitan culture, once in a while found in the Deccan states. Looking for an end of the week escape from Hyderabad? All things considered, let us disclose to you that Bidar is one spot which would surely intrigue you. On the off chance that you are a history sweetheart, it is a little bit of heaven for you. From visiting its recorded landmarks to investigating the magnificence of its otherworldly and religious locales, you can complete a great deal inside its limits. Regardless of harboring such radiant wonders, it is obscure to numerous regular sightseers. Be that as it may, Bidar had a history going back to the time of the epic Mahabharata when it was called Viduranagara. It is a huge spot among archeologists and history specialists and is known as the city of murmuring landmarks.
Bidar Fort
Bidar Fort

By the way, Bidar is likewise home to the second biggest instructional hub of the Indian Air Force in the nation. It is likewise known for its painstaking work.

It is told that Bidar is derived from BIDIRV which means bamboo. The place seems to have been known for the bamboo cluster in the past.

Our Journey Details:

We started around 5:30AM in the morning. It is 130 KM from Hyderabad. We went towards Miyapur then took left to get NH9. We went towards BHEL. After exactly 10 KM there is a toll corner Since I am driving bike, I took the street without a toll…Popularly Known as PATLI GALLI. After the Toll corner, the genuine voyage began. Street ends up single path all of a sudden and part of way openings sizes from half creeps to knee deep. Some places there are no tars by any means.

After such an extensive amount jerk we arrived to Zaheerabad. We ceased APTDC affirmed Hotel called Haritha[80 KM from Hyderabad]. It was decent and clean. Great to see their accommodation. The restrooms are spotless and a lot of water to use. We ate as Puri, Idly and tea. Shockingly these were not zesty as we use to discover in Hyderabad. Tasty in deed.

In the wake of leaving this lodging, we drove around 2 KM to achieve the Zaheerabad check post. Well from here we need to take the right diversion to reach Bidar. At that point, the driving turned out to be exceptionally decent. Street is exceptionally Nice. You can barely discover any vehicle in the street. In transit, you can discover numerous little towns and visiting the place.

In the wake of coming to Bidar around 11:30AM we found a decent hotel called Krishna Residency. They had a stopping spot and night watch office. we pick this as our pulsar required some rest in the wake of voyaging almost 150 KM.

Here I have given my pulsar180 nice rest and took a local auto to travel.As the auto driver knew all the shortcut to travel.
A nice travel log would be found here Which we followed.

Bidar fort, Rang Mahal (Painted Palace), with expanding tile work, teak columns and boards with mother-of-pearl trim, Solah Khamba Mosque (Sixteen-Pillared Mosque), and Tarkash Mahal, with dazzling Islamic engravings and superb housetop, see. There’s a little historical center in the previous illustrious shower with neighborhood antiques. I am going to explain each of the items one by one.

Minister's seating area of Bidar
Minister’s seating area of Bidar

The first day at Bidar:

The plan were to cover the followings:
  1. Deva Ban
  2. City -Bidar
  3. Bidar Fort
  4. Bidar Fort Museum
  5. Begum Mahal or Queen’s place
  6. Gagan Mahal
  7. Bahmani Tombs

Deva Ban:

On the way, we could see the MRF factory and the Coca-cola factory too. We could not enter as we did not have the required permission. They were never on our plan. En route to Bidar, we found this hidden gem. It is an Eco-visitor place which signifies “God’s timberland”. It is in the lap of Shahpur Reserve Forest, kept up by Karnataka Forest Department. One will run over the number of therapeutic-medical plants in this spot. During our visit, the canals were dried up. We were not sure why. But Would have been great , if they were full.
Youngsters excitement as swings, slides were accessible. In the wake of breathing in outside air for some time, remembering adolescence in swings and devouring our eyes with the magnificence of nature.

City Bidar:

we were compelled to visit for food. The city was great with lots of food options. We opted for puri and aloo curry. The streets were full with numerous niqab-wearing ladies and turbaned Sikh travelers, Local people are inviting to guests, preservationist esteems prevail.

The clock tower and chubara bidar:

Once we were inside the market, the local police insisted us to visit the clock tower. We were proud to see the clock were assembled in Kolkata. It was definitely , a must visit place if you are planing to stay for a day. Later we realized that this place was called the chubara area. However, there was a separate structure called chubara. Chaubara is an old tube-shaped pinnacle, which is 22 meters high and is arranged at the core of Bidar town. This building fills in as a watchtower, from where excellent perspectives of the whole level can be seen. After visiting here, we realized why the kind police was keen to show us that. Kudos to Karnataka police.!!!

The tea with excess sugar:

We tested tea in a couple of places including our hotel. We agreed that the tea served everywhere were having excessive sugar. Be careful on this aspect. Request the tea shop keeper not to add sugar while preparing the tea. The ready-made tea was sugary in nature. Every time we opted for a tea break , we requested the same to the shopkeeper. Then we added sugar as per our need.

Historical backdrop of Bidar Fort:

The historical backdrop of the present stronghold at Bidar goes back to the Sultan Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah, the principal sultan of the Bahmani administration to 1427 when he moved his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar since it would be advised to climatic conditions and was additionally a prolific and natural product bearing area. With the foundation of the Bahmani dynasty, Bidar was involved by Sultan Alla-Ud-Din Bahman Shah Bahmani. Amid the standard of Ahmad Shah I, Bidar was made the capital city of Bahmani Kingdom. The old Fort was modified and excellent madrasas, mosques, castles and gardens were developed. Bidar stayed under the Barid Shahi tradition until it was caught by the Mughal sovereign Aurangazeb. In 1724, Bidar turned into a piece of the Asaf Jahi Kingdom of the Nizams. Later it turned into a section of the Mughal Empire in 1686. Third child of Asaf Jah l (Nizam l) Nawab Said Mohammed Khan Asaf ud Daula (Salabath Jung) ruled from Bidar fortification from 1751 to 1762 till his Brother Mir Nizam Ali Khan Asaf Jah III detained him in this stronghold, and was executed in Bidar post in 16 September 1763. In this way, Bahmanis governed over Gulbarga from 1347 to 1424 and from Bidar from 1424 till the termination of the kingdom and its breaking down into five autonomous and warring kingdoms of Bijapur, Golconda, Ahmednagar, Bidar, and Berar. After the domain was part, Bidar went under the standard of the British in 1724.
Architecture of Bidar Fort
Architecture of Bidar Fort
 The engineering of the building is like medieval European structures. Bidar fortress is seemingly one of the greatest strongholds in India and is ascribed to Alauddin-Bahman Shah who is the main sultan of Bahmani tradition. The post celebrates to the moving of capital from Gulbarga to Bidar. The Bidar Fort is built on the edge of the level. The stronghold has a quadrangular format plan which is 1.25 km long and 0.8 km in expansiveness. The length of the post divider is around 4500 yards. The dividers, bastions, doors and barbicans of Bidar, however in remnants, are all around saved and considered as probably the most up-to-date in India. It is encompassed by a triple channel. Bidar fortress stayed under Bahmani line until it was caught by Mughal sovereign Aurangazeb in 1655. Rangin Mahal is a standout amongst the best safeguarded landmarks inside the Bidar Fort complex that remain as a declaration for Bahmani workmanship and architecture. Home to 30 landmarks, Bidar Fort is one of the biggest and secure posts in Karnataka and subsequently, it is a well known goal for history sweethearts. It is accepted to have been worked amid the mid-fifteenth century by Ala-ud-Din of Bahmani tradition and from that point forward, this fortress has been remaining steadfast, displaying its quality and authentic hugeness. With extreme dividers, extensive bastions, green yards and delightful greenery enclosures, it is likewise one of the exquisite strongholds in South India.

Bidar Fort :

The leftovers of this brilliant fifteenth-century post, the biggest in South India – and once the regulatory capital of a great part of the district – establish Bidar’s most celebrated memorable site. Encompassed by a triple canal slashed out of strong red shake and numerous kilometers of protective dividers, the fortification has a fantasy entrance that turns in a detailed chicane through three portals. Bidar Fort once had 37 bastions, a few wells and a tremendous magazine. we figured on a few hours to investigate it appropriately. Despite the fact that it is just well known among local people and a couple of occasional voyagers, it is as yet an end of the week goal for a few odd explorers who originate from everywhere throughout the nation to observe the rich legacy of Karnataka at Bidar. Thinking about its magnificent structure, it additionally interests various engineering aficionados.
Minister's Seating area of Bidar
Minister’s Seating area of Bidar

The most unmistakable and the most frequented memorable site in Bidar, Bidar Fort is a well known spot in Karnataka today and is visited by a large number of sightseers consistently. Worked in the fifteenth century amid the rule of the Bahmani Sultanate, this brilliant wonder has around 30 landmarks inside its limits, going from castles to mosques. In this way, it shouldn’t be missed by any voyager. As this fort was gaining popularity due to its beauty Bollywood films have been shot inside this stronghold. (Ishq sufiyana of the dirty picture was filmed here) It had additionally been a noteworthy shooting setting for various Kannada films. Indeed, we were sure to investigate its magnificence.

Inside the Bidar Tomb
Inside the Bidar Tomb

It was pitiful to find that the stronghold isn’t that very much kept up. Nobody was around to depict you the historical backdrop of the spot. The historical backdrop of Bidar has been looked into from the Internet. The greater part of the entryways of the Fort were bolted and out of reach to the general population, thus you can just respect the magnificence of the fortifications from outside. It covers an enormous territory. Strolling around the fortification under the searing warmth of the sun was a bit tedious for us.
When we were tired and almost finalized to return, all on a sudden the security advised us to take a local ASI worker as a guide. We Agreed. And it was a deal-breaking decision. Being an ASI worker , he took us to different locked areas, even to the roof top. I must say that the old route was dangerous and under renovation. The new stairs were safe. We piped into the bedroom , the bathroom of king and the quine’s observing area. There were the hidden treasure of the fort. One more area where only localities had access was the top portion of the fort security post . It was around 20 minutes walk from the beautiful Fort. It was having 1 big 15 feet canon situated on top of the wall. Nobody was sure how they had bought this big thing on top this. The guide said the local believe was that Lord Hanuman had picked it up.Since It was the top most area of the Fort, we could see the Bidar city from here.

View from Guard post Bidar
View from Guard post-Bidar

 

Bidar Fort Museum:

It was an operational museum adjacent to or inside the Fort, depicting the culture of different era. The weapons, cells and how they were changed over period was the most beautiful part of the Museum. Full credit to ASI to collect and maintain the same. The entry fee was rupees 5 INR. It is a must visit when you  are in the Bidar fort.

 

Roof top of the Tomb
Roof top of the Tomb

Begum Mahal or Queen’s place:

Next must visit place inside Bidar fort was the Queen’s place. In general, it was locked and we had to take permission from ASI to enter into this. You can find it left side just after entering the fort. Please insist ASI for the permission to enter here. If we had not entered into this place, the half of the beauty of the fort were unseen. The things that were eye-catching were the paintings, the sculptures and the wood construction. Next was to visit the queen’s bedroom and restroom. The traditional mirror effect like you can not look into queen’s room was also observed here. The magnificent bathroom with a huge shower were breathtaking. Not sure how they had constructed an automatic water pumping system.
Architecture of Bathroom of Royal King at Bidar Fort
The architecture of Bathroom of Royal King at Bidar Fort

 

Wood construction at Queen's Place at Bidar
Wood construction at Queen’s Place at Bidar

 

Wood construction at Queen's Place at Bidar
Wood construction at Queen’s Place at Bidar

 

Grand Shower facility at Bidar Queen's place
Grand Shower facility at Bidar Queen’s place

 

Bed Room at Queen's place at Bidar
Bed Room at Queen’s place at Bidar

Gagan Mahal:

The next thing to watch was the Gagan Mahal.This royal residence was worked by Bahmani lords and was later altered by Barid Shahi rulers. The royal residence has two courts. On the southern side of the divider, there was an arrangement of rooms and lobbies work in column behind one another. The internal court likewise had rooms on either side of the secured section for the convenience of the gatekeepers. As a private complex, the Gagan Mahal was suitably planned and designed for the ruler and the ruler’s group of concubines. The view from the porch of the royal residence was a standout amongst the best in Bidar.

Guard post at Bidar
Guard post at Bidar

 

Bahmani Tombs

The tremendous domed tombs of the Bahmani lords in Ashtur, 3km east of Bidar, were worked to house the remaining parts of the sultans, of which the staggering painted inside of fifteenth-century. Ahmad Shah al Wali’s tomb was the most amazing. Tragically, the artworks were in an exceptionally poor state today, with long periods of flying creature and bat feces spreading the dividers and for all intents and purposes no inward lighting. A guardian would probably show up and utilize a mirror to light up the art. Striking a peculiar concordance with the moving slopes around them, the colossal tombs of Bahmani mirror a ruined and ill-humored magnificence. The arches of these catacombs are worked without utilizing any columns and they house the remaining parts of the Bahamani sultans. The tombs are masterminded in a long queue along the edge of the street. Ahmad Shah’s tomb is most amazing and is open for the guests and fans for praying.500m before coming to Bahmani tombs, to one side of the street is a Choukhandi, a peaceful sepulcher of Sufi holy people Hazarat Syed Namatullah and Syed Kaleel Ullah Hussaini. The place of worship mirrors an uncanny quiet and peacefulness and its polygon shaped patio houses lines of medieval graves. Located in the little villa of Ashtur on the edges of Bidar at a separation of around 4 km from Bidar Fort, Bahmani Tombs are the catacombs of the Bahmani Sultans, who ruled Bidar for a significant lot of time amid the fifteenth and the sixteenth hundreds of years. These are eight in number and are devoted to the eight lords of the Bahmani line. Despite the fact that these tombs are in bedraggled conditions, they still never neglect to shock guests with their admirable auxiliary development and tranquil environment. In the event that you are an enthusiastic admirer of history who dependably anticipates finding out about the past period, at that point Bahmani Tombs are your destinations. Bahmani Tombs are a couple of catacombs situated on the edges of Bidar and are committed to the regal group of the Bahmani Sultanate. These are eight in number and are known for their compositional excellence. You should visit these tombs in the event that you would truly love to turn back the pages of history and concentrate the time of the Bahmani Kingdom.

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