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
has a tropical monsoon climate on the border of semi-arid. It is
located at 17.9°N 77.55°E. 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
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
Tourist Attractions in 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 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
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
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 ¼ 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
Rangin Mahal was founded in mid-16th century, this monument
features six-bay hall that hascomprises carved wood columns in
Rangin Mahal is located close to the Gumbad Gate. Rangin Mahal
is one of the best preserved monuments inside the Bidar Fort
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
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 it’s 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 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
Bidar is well connected to other major cities of the
country via regular trains.
One can easily get regular buses to Bidar from other major
cities of the country.
There are no regular flights from other major cities of
the country to Bidar. Nearest airport is Begumpet Airport.