Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Bidar Fort stands tall with historical significance and architectural brilliance in the city of Bidar in Karnataka. A favourite tourist spot in the state, the majestic fort is a sneak peek into the opulent past of India and mighty South Indian dynasties that ruled over Deccan. Now a deserted place with over 30 structures inside the fort walls, it boasts of its massive bastions, fortifications, moats and the colourful royal palaces and museums. Entry is free for all and photography is allowed so you can capture the experience of your walk down the lane of history forever.
The actual origin of Bidar Fort has been lost in time, like many other ancient forts of India. The old city of Bidar is said to be the home of Vidur, the uncle of the Pandavas in the story of Mahabharat. However, it saw prosperity during the middle ages as the capital and seat of power of the Bahmani dynasty. As per that folklore, the glorious fort has a colourful past and has seen the rise and fall of a good many ruling families of South India - Satvahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kakatiyas and Yadavas are the more known names among them. Later it fell into the hands of the Sultanates, Mughals, Nizams; and over the years it has seen renovation, development and enrichment of its constructional beauty.