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About Bidar

Bidar is a city in Karnataka, India. It is located on the Deccan Plateau in the north-eastern part of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Bidar District which shares its border with Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. It is the northernmost district of Karnataka. It is also called as peak of Karnataka.

Recently Bidar was ranked 22nd among the cleanest cities in India, and 5th cleanest in Karnataka. It is linked with NH9 and NH218 and whole city is integrated with 4 lane road.Bidar city is famous for its Bidri handicraft products. Manjira River is one of the main rivers which supplies drinking water to Bidar .

One other aspect of charm of Bidar is that it is full of history- every village and town being replete with monuments, legends, stories of valour, romance of beautiful princesses, long forgotten battles, feuding military adventurers and even of social reform movements that shook the very foundation and structure of medieval Hinduism.

Bidar is remote, hovering in the north eastern corner of Karnataka, but closer to Hyderabad than it's own state's big cities. Whole streets of Bidar has the odd appearance of having been shattered open with a bulldozer. It was like, the interiors of houses having been exposed to the street this way, families had retreated into the second layer of the building, leaving a strange and ruinous feel to the roads.

Doors were painted with light colours in a way that looked almost Mexican. There was a Lord-of-the-Rings-esque watchtower in the centre of this old town, and to its north stood the Kwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa - a great living ruin, where locals were gathering for afternoon prayers. This old town was also enclosed within a wall, like the fort, and outside of this wall was the remainder of 'modern', dusty Bidar, clinging to the south and west, with the usual clammer of traffic and roadside fruit markets.

A few kilometres out of town, at Ashtur, the road suddenly weaves through remarkable, ruinous stone tombs. These are of the Bahmani rulers who built Bidar Fort.. The landscapes of Bidar are unbelievable.On the south of Bidar lies the district of Gulbarga of Karnataka. This central position in the Deccan had imparted to Bidar for long time, the most excellent position in the history of the Deccan although today it presents a picture of centuries of neglect and ruin. It was also known as Mohamad-e-Bidar and under the control of Hindus it became as Bidar

Geography and climate of Bidar

Bidar has a tropical monsoon climate on the border of semi-arid. It is located at 17.9N 77.55E. It has an average altitude of 615 metres (2017 feet). Bidar was famous as Mohammadabad in olden times. Bidar is a charming district- one of its charms being a very stimulating climate practically throughout the district and for the greater part of the year. In Bidar april and may are hot, but even during this hot weather, the heat is often broken by sharp and sudden thunder showers.

By early June the south-west monsoon sets in with its amusing coolness and the weather is back to its refreshing splendor. The cold weather is never too cold and the rainfall is never extreme though its excessive variation is often the cause, symptom and malaise of severe droughts.

May is the hottest month with mean daily maximum temperature of 38.8 C and mean daily minimum of 25.9 C. With the withdrawal of southwest monsoon in the first week of October, there is slight increase in day temperature but night temperature decreases gradually. After October, both day and night temperatures decreases gradually.

The winter season is from December till the mid of February and the temperature begins to decrease from the end of November, December is the coldest month with mean daily maximum temperature of 27.3 C and mean daily minimum of 16.4 C. From the middle of the February, both day and night temperatures begin to rise quickly.

Tourist Attractions in Bidar

Bidar has lots of historical monuments from the Bahmani era. The structure of the great Mahmud Gawan Arabic University is reminiscent of the rich architecture of the Bahmani era. The Bidar Fort is located next to the city which is one of the biggest forts in India. Bidar city is so rich in its History and Heritage that, the whole City of Bidar is considered as the only South Indian Monument to be listed by the World Monument Fund in their 2014 World Monument Watch.

Bidar Fort
Bidar Fort is located in Bidar district of the northern plateau of Karanataka, India. Sultan Alla-Ud-Din Bahman of the Bahmanid Dynasty shifted his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1427 and built his fort along with a number of Islamic monuments.

Siddharoodh Math India
It is structure of Spirituality, Karnataka which is residence of Sharna Culture, Bidar is a land of uninterrupted traditions of great masters. The host of great masters is leading the common people on the path shown by ancient seers saints and spiritual aspirants. They march towards the point of accomplishment subduing all assaults. The stewardship of the Swamiji is and numerous Mathas are solely responsible for the upkeep of the genuine culture of India and religious consciousness.

Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib
Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Saheb Bidar, Karnataka, India is situated at the Hill foot of the Bidar. It is 2 kms. away from the Railway Station of Bidar and kms from Bus Stand. Beautiful Cristal clear sweet water is flowing from within the Hill. This Gurudwara came into existence after the independence of India in 1948.

Rangin Mahal
Rangin Mahal was founded in mid-16th century, this monument features six-bay hall that hascomprises carved wood columns in rectangular form.
Rangin Mahal is located close to the Gumbad Gate. Rangin Mahal is one of the best preserved monuments inside the Bidar Fort complex.

Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
The Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple is famous for its beautiful architecture and is believed to be very holy. This temple is situated under the Manichoola hill range and it opens at eight in the morning. The temple is located in a cave where the water runs up to 300 metres. Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple is located in Bidar in North Karnataka, this temple lies a kilometre away from Bidar city.

Basavakalyan is a town in Bidar District of the state of Karnataka, India, and was historically known as Kalyan.

Solah Khamba Mosque
The Solah Khamba Mosque was founded by Qubil Sultani between 1423 and 1424. The mosque derives its name from the 16 pillars that are creased in the front of the structure. Popularly known as the Zanana Masjid, this mosque is about 90 metres long and 24 metres wide. Behind the southern wall of this mosque, there is a large well. Characterised by columns, arches and domes, this mosque is one of the largest in India.

Chaubara is an old cylindrical tower, which is 22 metres high and is situated in the heart of Bidar town. This building serves as a watchtower, from where wonderful views of the whole plateau can be seen.

Dev Dev Vana
It is a Botanical Garden.

Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah
Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah is a tomb which is built in honour of Hazrat Khalil Ullah. He was the divine adviser of Sultan Ahmed Shah, a Mughal emperor. It is a two-storeyed structure which isan octagonal shaped tomb and is situated about 4 km away from Bidar.

Bahmani Tombs
Bahmani Tombs are situated in Ashtoor, which is just 4 km from East of Bidar. These 12 tombs are large mausoleums that feature arches, niches and lofty domes. Among all the tombs, the tomb of Ahmad Shah-al-Wali is most famous.

It is near to Humnabad

How To Reach Bidar

By Rail
Bidar is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.

By Road
One can easily get regular buses to Bidar from other major cities of the country.

By Air
There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Bidar. Nearest airport is Begumpet Airport.



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