Weekend Travel to Bidar From Hyderabad On Pulsar

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.


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 5:30 AM 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 the 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 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
Minister’s seating area of Bidar

The first day at Bidar:

The plan was 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 was assembled in Kolkata. It was definitely, a must-visit place if you are planning 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 were 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 about 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.

The 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.
The 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 on 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
The 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 the 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
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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 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
View from Guard post-Bidar


Bidar Fort Museum:

It was an operational museum adjacent to or inside the Fort, depicting the culture of a different era. The weapons, cells and how they were changed over the 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
The rooftop 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.
Architecture of Bathroom of Royal King at Bidar Fort
The architecture of Bathroom of Royal King at Bidar Fort
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 wood construction. Next was to visit the queen’s bedroom and restroom.
Wood construction at Queen's Place at Bidar
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
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
A 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.

Our experience:

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.

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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:

when  we ended our tomb visiting it was dawn. The guide asked us to visit the Theme park. We had to rush to see the beautiful park situated at the corner of the city. It was worth visiting there. The water dancing along with the music was not new to us not was unexpected in that town.
Night Theme park at Bidar
The night Theme park at Bidar


Night Theme park at Bidar
The night Theme park at Bidar


Night Theme park at Bidar
The night Theme park at Bidar


Night Theme park at Bidar
The night Theme park at Bidar


The park was having a restautant facility. We took desi pizza there. It was just okay. We were hungry and had no other options near by.

The Vegetable Omelet and dinner episode:

It was a very successful day overall but we were very tired  and hungry at the end of the day. The hotel we checked in did not have the food facility. It was 9:30 PM when we checked back in the hotel.But the humble manager arranged food for us.We ordered vegetable omelet(as we love egg) along with rice curry and curd.
We thought that it would be a perfect meal for us. At around 10:30 PM the dinner was served to our room. We jumped on the dinner. We were checking the meals , to be frank, we were looking for egg protein. Now the vegetable omelet shows up. Oh! dude it was never made of egg. It was made of cuddly material.
The room boys started explaining the making process. Since it was 10:30 PM we had no other options than to grab these. Our worn-out body constrained us to take this omelet with no egg.
Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple


We woke up early in the morning. Lot more places needed to be covered. The places to visit were:
  • 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

This expansive Sikh sanctuary on the northwestern part of town is committed to the Guru Nanak and was worked in 1948. Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib is a journey focus among Sikhs and is situated amidst excellent slopes.
The blessed book of Sikh was put in the Sukhaasan room. There is a different room called Likhari room where gifts are acknowledged and receipts are issued. There is a blessed water tank inverse to the stairs of Gurudwara and it is trusted that a sacred plunge is sufficient to wash down the body and soul of the fan. (It’s fixated on the Amrit Kund (a water tank), where travelers purify their souls).
Favored with captivating greenery enclosures and lavish green environment, this religious site keeps up a quiet and heavenly climate, because of which, it makes for an ideal goal to feel tranquillity. It was exceptionally delightful. It was without a doubt a house harmony. You will feel to sit and think for some time.
The nearness of wonderful patio nurseries and rich greenery additionally helps in drawing in a few picture takers. As we were coming up short on time, we couldn’t bear to hang tight there for long.
Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple

Breakfast Time:

We had a magnificent breakfast at a Punjabi Dhaba by the Gurudwara which served us hot parathas-(aloo/methi/paneer/peaj/gobi/plain). Breakfast was completed with a glass of sweet lassi.

Kala Bhairava

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.

Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa

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.

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Basavakalyana Fort :

We were racing against time. Pulsar began to show its power. (This is why I love my pulsar. Thanks, Bajaj for this quick initial pick up).I was able to quickly munched the kilometers and reached  Basavakalyana Fort.
It was Situated in Basavakalyana town in Bidar region, Basavakalyana post remains as a declaration and wonder of the Chalukyan Empire. The notable significance of the fortification goes back to 10 century when the capital of the Chalukyan Empire was moved from Manyatta to Kalyana. The fortress was worked amid the rule of Kalyana raja.
The stronghold is deliberately worked as a resistance structure in a covered setting which is unnoticeable till the foe is at the lacking elbow room of the fortress. It was not that worth a visit for us. But if you love history you can give a try.


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:

The guide made our route. As per the plan, the next visiting place was to visit popular Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple visit. Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple is prevalently known as the Jharani Narasimha Temple. A self-showed divinity, Narasimha Dev is revered inside this cavern sanctuary. Inside the cavern, a surge of water is said to stream persistently since the establishment of the sanctuary.
Lovers need to walk midsection somewhere down in the water for 300 meters for the darshan of Lord Narasimha. It is an uncommon and distinctive sort of sanctuary arranged at the passage of Bidar. Sanctuary is encompassed by slopes and green open grounds. Everybody should stroll in water to see and ask Lord Narasimha. On the off chance that you need to visit, take an additional pair of dress.
Sanctuary has Lockers and Dress evolving rooms. Darshan ticket 5 rupees. This impossible to miss sanctuary is only a kilometer far from Bidar city. The sanctuary is situated under the Manichoola slope run. A lasting stream of water goes through the sanctuary for a long time in this sanctuary. The guests need to swim through abdomen profound water to achieve the feet of the deity.
The sanctuary of Narasimha Jhira is committed to Lord Narasimha and is associated with the folklore which makes reference to Lord Narasimha in the wake of slaughtering Hiranyakashipu continued to execute devil Jalasura who was a staunch aficionado of Lord Shiva. In the wake of being murdered by Lord Narasimha, the evil presence Jalasura transformed into water and began streaming down the feet of Lord Narasimha.
Entry at 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.


It was 1:30 PM by our watch, we were hungry again. This time we figured out a nice non-veg hotel to eat.


Anubhava Mantapa

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.

Return Journey:

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
Bidri work of Bidar


Where to shop-

Bidri work of Bidar
Bidri work of Bidar

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 –

By Road:

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

By Rail:

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.

Via Air:

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
Bidar Via Bike Trip

When to go Bidar? or Best time to visit Bidar?

Bidar is one of the oldest urban areas of Karnataka. The best time to visit the spot is amid rainstorm or post storms (among October and March.)as the city would be sticky and warm. Amid this season Bidar encounters a positive atmosphere consistently. In any case, the summers are somewhat sweltering here, and consequently, the nearby visitors don’t lean toward visiting Bidar amid the late spring season.


Few important contact numbers of Bidar:

Deputy commissionaire- 225409
New Town police station-228256
Gandhi Ganj police station-226712

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