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Bidar

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Bidar Tourism

If you enjoy a city tinted in the shade of past and glorified with rich culture and heritage, then Bidar is just your kind of place. Situated in the state of Karnataka, Bidar is a city with great historic significance.

Once considered to be the most flourishing cities of South India, especially between the 11th and 16th century, today Bidar is packed with specimens of great architectural marvels adding charm to the city. Being the center of power of many great kingdoms such as Chalukyas, Allauddin Khilji, Muhammad bin Tughluq etc. has enriched the city that showcases the architectural legacy of their rulers. Apart from this, Bidar is also packed with variety of flora and fauna along with Godavari and Krishna River gurgling through the city. Presence of temples, mosques and tombs also glorifies the spiritual aspect of the city making it popular among pilgrims. All in all, Bidar is a wholesome package for vacationers and holiday makers providing all the core ingredients for an amazing trip.

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Hub for Culture, Religion and Tradition

Bidar is the headquarters of the district of Bidar that edges on the borders of the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Earlier a small city, this is now urbanising itself at a swift pace. Bidar is notable for its various architectural and historical sites as well as for its regional significance. It is, despite its importance, been neglected by the state government.

Bidar is also the host to the second biggest Air Force training centre in India. It also recognised for its opulent history and its bidri handicraft merchandises. It is also one of the holiest and religious destinations for the community of Sikhs in India. As a matter of fact, Bidar is the wettest as well as the coldest place in the state of Karnataka.

Restaurants and Local Food in Bidar

Bidar, being a city located in South India mainly serves the South India cuisine. Rice is the main core ingredient of their dishes. The city offers many fancy restaurants to street food outlets offering delicious food.
However, you will also find different types of delicious idlis, dosas and Vadas.
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One Day Itinerary

Bidar is a place packed with a myriad of tourist attractions displaying the city's glorious past. Although it is not possible to explore the whole city in one day nonetheless, a one-day itinerary of Bidar can be incredibly exciting.

After a delicious breakfast, your first destination in the list should be the Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib. The other places that are must visit in the city are the Madrasa of Mahamud Gawan, Papnash Shiva Temple, The Chaubaara and Solah Khamb Mosque. However, the most sought after place is Bidar Fort is which must be explored during the sunset which further glorifies the colossal fort. Make sure you take pit stops for snack apart from the main meals.

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What's Great?

It gets very little tourist traffic, hence remains unexploited. Locals are welcoming to tourists.

What's Not So Great?

One of the least Westernised parts of Karnataka (conservative values predominate here).

For Whom?

Bidar is ideal for those who love travelling to historical, cultural and religious places. It can be visited by architecture lovers as it houses many specimens of architectural marvel. Also a good place for researchers who can come here and delve into historical sites and monuments.

How To Reach Bidar

The nearest airport to Bidar is located in Hyderabad. It is an international airport and connected to all the major cities. Bidar is connected by train to Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai. It is also connected by an excellent network of roads to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gulbarga and Bijapur. However, it 's hard to find buses on this route. Hiring a car or a taxi is more convenient. 

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Pallavi Siddhanta 11 months ago
- Carry a pair of good sport shoes as visiting Bidar involves a lot of walking.
- Winters are cold, so carry extra woolens.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of the historic buildings or have a guide with you.
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