- 1 Share and Enjoy !
- 2 Travel to Bidar From Hyderabad:
- 3 Our Journey Details:
- 4 The first day at Bidar:
- 5 Deva Ban:
- 6 City Bidar:
- 7 The historical backdrop of Bidar Fort:
- 8 Bidar Fort :
- 9 Gagan Mahal:
- 10 Bahmani Tombs
- 11 Choukhandi Hazrat Khalil Ullah
- 12 Solah Khamba Mosque
- 13 Night -Theme park:
- 14 Next-Day:
- 15 Master Nanak Jhira Sahib Sikh Temple in Bidar
- 16 Kala Bhairava
- 17 Basavakalyana Fort :
- 18 Papanash Shiva sanctuary:
- 19 Lunchtime:
- 20 Anubhava Mantapa
- 21 Karez Aqueduct System
- 22 Return Journey:
- 23 Share and Enjoy !
|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.
|Hyderabad To Bidar Road Plan|
A Brief About Bidar:
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:
After such an extensive amount jerk we arrived at 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 indeed.
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. The 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 11:30 AM 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|
The first day at Bidar:
- Deva Ban
- City -Bidar
- Bidar Fort
- Bidar Fort Museum
- Begum Mahal or Queen’s place
- Gagan Mahal
- Bahmani Tombs
The clock tower and chubara bidar:
The tea with excess sugar:
The historical backdrop of Bidar Fort:
|The architecture of Bidar Fort|
Bidar Fort :
|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|
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 was 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 rooftop.
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 the king and the quine’s observing area. There was 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 belief was that Lord Hanuman had picked it up. It was the topmost area of the Fort, we could see the Bidar city from here.
|View from Guard post-Bidar|
Bidar Fort Museum:
|The rooftop of the Tomb|
Begum Mahal or Queen’s place:
|The architecture of Bathroom of Royal King at Bidar Fort|
|Wood construction at Queen’s Place at Bidar|
The traditional mirror effect like you can not look into the queen’s room was also observed here. The magnificent bathroom with a huge shower was breathtaking. Not sure how they had constructed an automatic water pumping system.
|Wood construction at Queen’s Place at Bidar|
|Grand Shower facility at Bidar Queen’s place|
|Bed Room at Queen’s place at Bidar|
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.
|A guard post at Bidar|
Having investigated Bidar Fort, we were nearly depleted out of vitality. We ended at the eatery directly before Bidar Fort. At that point, we wanted to visit Bahamani Tombs. We continued approaching localities for the course to Bahamani Tombs.
It was very astonishing to find that the localities couldn’t support us. They gave articulation as though they heard the name out of the blue. Their direction kept us wandering around Bidar from right-left; left-directly for a long time, yet we landed no place.
We were excessively depleted by at that point. Our guide came to rescue us. Two phone calls guided us to the tomb.It was a superb experience.
Choukhandi Hazrat Khalil Ullah
Found 500m from the Bahmani Tombs is the tranquil sepulcher of Hazrat Khalil Ullah. An uncanny demeanor of quiet hangs inside the landmark, and its polygonal patio houses columns of medieval graves.
Solah Khamba Mosque
The mosque gets its name from the 16 columns that are linked in the front of the structure. This 90 m long 24 m wide landmark is famously known as Zanana Masjid. Portrayed by its sections curves and vaults, this mosque is viewed as one of the biggest in the nation.
Night -Theme park:
|The night Theme park at Bidar|
|The night Theme park at Bidar|
|The night Theme park at Bidar|
|The night Theme park at Bidar|
The Vegetable Omelet and dinner episode:
- Master Nanak Jhira Sahib Sikh Temple in Bidar
- Kala Bhairava Temple
- Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa
- Basavakalyana Fort
- Papanash Shiva sanctuary
- Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
Master Nanak Jhira Sahib Sikh Temple in Bidar
|Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple|
Kala Bhairava is accepted to be the fiercest diety in the entire universe and is known as the destroyer. He is portrayed as the main leader of time and is past death. There are a few legends identified with the development of Kala Bhairava. According to legends, it is said that Kal Bhairava was made by Lord Shiva himself.
Thus, the majority of the sanctuaries committed to him are worked close Lord Shiva temples. You can discover Kala Bhairava sanctuaries all over the nation. Every single province of India has a few sanctuaries devoted to this incredible god who has extreme authority after some time and demise.
Being a typical divinity in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism, he is venerated in a few different nations too and is otherwise called the defender of ladies. In this way, we should find out about the Kala Bhairava sanctuaries in Karnataka which are colossally famous among nearby visitors and aficionados.
Overwhelming the core of the old town are the remains of Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa, a school for cutting edge learning worked in 1472. It is likewise known for its astounding engineering, To get thought of its previous glory, look at the leftovers of choice shaded tiles on the front entryway and one of the minarets, which still stands flawless. A huge number of researchers from over the Islamic world once considered here.
The fact-I from Guard:
The Madrasa is remaining in a woeful condition. However, its excellence was entrancing. The guard was a decent guide for us. He clarified the history and demonstrated to us the classrooms. We became more acquainted with that Mahmud Gawan was an Iranian Merchant who touched base in the Bahamani Sultanate.
With his trustworthiness, effortlessness, and learning he inspired the Bahamani rulers. He was elevated to the post of Prime Minister and was tremendously regarded among neighborhood populace. One reason for the breakdown of Bahamani Sultanate was that Mahmud Gawan was killed by one of King’s men.
Mahmud Gawan had seen the best structural wonders as Madrasas from round the world. He chose to develop something comparative. Mahmud Gawan was exceptionally rich because of his universal exchange and consequently, he supported the development of this Madrasa at Bidar. The Madrasa had an overwhelming three-storied working with 100 feet tall minarets in four corners of which by and by just 1 remain.
There were 36 spaces for understudies. boarding and cabin for voyagers were free. It had a tremendous library of in excess of 3000 volume. The Madrasa ran viably for more than 2 centuries. At that point, after Aurangzeb vanquished Bidar, the Madrasa was then utilized as a Military Encampment.
A blast in the Military Barrack made an expansive segment of the Madrasa be crushed amid that time. There is an area in the structure still out of reach to ladies because of forcing manage by the Mosque. My wife had to wait outside.
The fact-II from an aged man:
The Madrasa was worked by the Persian outcast and priest of Bahamani court, Mohamad Gawan. The present madrasa is the remaining parts of antiquated religious school which is situated in the old town of Bidar. It was once viewed as one of the best focuses of Islamic learning of now is the ideal time.
The whole rise is in three accounts of curved opening surmounted by the wide parapet. The dividers of the school are enhanced with tile works in different hues and on them you can see the engraving of the stanzas from the heavenly Quran. This school at its prime had a library, mosque, lab corridors, address lobbies, quarters for showing workforce and an understudy’s hostel.
Another authentic wonder inside the limits of Bidar, Mahmud Gawan Madrasa is an antiquated Islamic school and is said to have been developed amid the mid-fifteenth century under the rule of the Bahmani Sultanate. It was a private school where many understudies from the Bahmani kingdom used to find out about Islamic conventions, culture and history.
In any case, later on, it was destroyed subsequent to being assaulted by the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb when he was on his central goal to attack the southern parts of India.
Today, it is under the consideration of the Archaeological Survey of India and is visited just by local people and a couple of history specialists. This verifiable artful culmination is lying in vestiges yet is as yet a noteworthy fascination in the city because of its estimable engineering. Luckily we were able to talk to an old person who explained to us the history.
Basavakalyana Fort :
Papanash Shiva sanctuary:
Our next destination was Papanash Shiva sanctuary. Papanash Shiva sanctuary was a standout amongst the most well-known sanctuaries in South India. The sanctuary was situated next to a quiet lake. The importance of the sanctuary was that it is trusted that Lord Rama had introduced the Shiva Linga while coming back from Lanka in Papanash.
Inferable from the criticalness, the sanctuary is rushed by dedicates consistently. The sanctuary was situated in a beautiful foundation and a visit amid Shivratri gives us a look into the way of life and history of Bidar. But when we visited, the afternoon time, it was almost vacant. The greenery and lake were treats to eye and soul.
Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple:
|Entry at Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple|
Situated on the slants of the rough slopes and committed to Lord Narasimha, the fourth manifestation of Lord Vishnu, it is a cavern sanctuary, which is accepted to be a huge number of years old.
On the off chance that you want to achieve the sanctum sanctorum of the sanctuary, you have to go through a 300 m long passage which is loaded up with water and is likewise occupied by a couple of bats.
According to Hindu folklore, when the devil Jharasura was murdered by Lord Narasimha in this cavern, he changed over into the water and began streaming in this cavern. From that point forward, the water of the cavern has never evaporated. Today, it has turned into a journey site and is visited by a great many visitors and Hindu fans each year.
The Anubhava Mantapa is a profound foundation set up by Basavanna in 12 century. This establishment established the framework of the social majority rule government. Basavanna trusted that stratification of individuals dependent on birth had broken society into pieces and felt that useless ceremonies have turned out to be imperative.
Anybody, whatever his position by birth might be could turn into the part in this foundation Untouchability was precluded inside the organization and each defender needed to take up some of the other work for occupation. This socially dynamic organization formed the equity of people in the mid 12 century.
Karez Aqueduct System
We lost to time. We could not make it in time. However, upon several requests from both of us, the gatekeeper agreed to let us enter to see this beauty. He also guided us to explore this little known beauty.
The Karez, a Bahmani time water system framework, is exceptional in a few different ways. It was built by cutting into stones, these water channels were not normal (like funnels ) in a few places, the channels are sufficiently huge for a horseman to ride through! In view of the Persian arrangement of the comparable name, this aqueduct framework is the biggest of its sort in India.
It had fallen into neglect and dilapidation for a considerable length of time until it was rediscovered two or three years. A progressing venture is taking a shot at the mapping and reclamation of the whole framework now.
After lots of shopping, we came to the hotel around 8 PM. Packed our bag and paid our bill. It was time to say goodbye to Bidar. We stopped to a nearby Indian Oil Petrol pump to refuel our bike. It was already 8:30 PM. We rechecked everything and finally said goodbye to Bidar. The 55W projector was enough to guide us till Zaheerabad. After Zaheerabad, We could not pick high speed due to highway traffic and Volvo’s with dozen of headlights. We finally reached Hyderabad at 12:30 AM.
I have provided all experience in the Bidar travel guide in trip advisor..http://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g1236165-d500838-r183856369-Bidar_Fort-Bidar_Karnataka.html
Things to recollect:
ASI has forced a standard that we should require endorsement from power to get go into the fortress’ principle building. There is an office next to the exhibition hall. If you don’t mind approach the officer for consent. He will orchestrate the guide. I have heard that they are going to put ticketing framework soon.
Read my review here: https://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g1236165-d4138654-r183856661-Bahmani_Tombs-Bidar_Bidar_District_Karnataka.html#REVIEWS
A bit of googling can provide you with all the visiting place.
Well, the auto driver requested us to stay here for a night as there is a recent park opened called Barred Sahi Park-Entry fee-Rs5 for each individual.
here is the link where I have given all the picture for Bareedsahi park.
Please don’t forget to get some Bidri work found at Bidar market. It is likewise known for its painstaking work. We needed to leave Bidar as we needed to cover a long separation to achieve Hyderabad before night. It was the ideal opportunity for us to say farewell to Bidar. Before saying farewell to Bidar, we needed to get a gift from Bidar.
Bidar is well known for Bidri work-famous vintage artistic expression of Persia for more than 800 yrs. We got some bidri painstaking work for ourselves and our families.
|Bidri work of Bidar|
Where to shop-
Bahmani Bidri works showroom -Near Tehsil office-Bidar -918482225716
Novel Bidriware- Kusum Gali, Chabara road.
Where to stay:
Hotel Sapna International(A/C)-918482220991-4
Hotel kavery lodge- 91-8482227453
Hotel Krishna Residency-91-8482221991-5
How to Go to Bidar –
Bidar is all around associated with all the other significant urban areas of India like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and so on. When you reach here, taxis, auto-rickshaws, and steed trucks are accessible for nearby transport. Regular bus service(Interval 15 minutes) available from Hyderabad GPO at Imliban bus stand. platform Number-36
There is Bidar railroad station in Bidar (BIDR). The spot is associated with every single real city by ordinary trains from Bidar. It is connected via -SRCI Express-17206. It starts at Secunderabad at around 16:25 and reaches Bidar at 20:10. Fare is Rs 120/per person.
The closest air terminal to Bidar is at Hyderabad at Telangana. A local air terminal Basavakalyan air terminal is situated around 75km from Bidar
|Bidar Via Bike Trip|
When to go Bidar? or Best time to visit Bidar?
Few important contact numbers of Bidar:
Deputy commissionaire- 225409
New Town police station-228256
Gandhi Ganj police station-226712