Places To Visit In Bidar

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Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Bidar:

1. Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple

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2 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Bidar

A famous cave temple popularly referred to as Jharani Narasimha Cave Temple is dedicated to self manifested deity of Narasimha Dev. To worship the deity of the temple, devotees have to pass through the cave which comprise of a continuously flowing stream of water.

2. Bidar Fort

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1 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Bidar

A perfect place for history buffs, Bidar Fort is an exemplary symbol of the Bahmani Dynasty built by Sultan Alla-Ud-Din Bahman. Constructed in Persian architectural style, the fort complex houses an old city comprising of plethora of monuments including Rangin Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Takhat Mahal etc.

3. Shopping in Bidar

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1 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Bidar

Apart from packed with umpteenth number of tourist attractions, Bidar is also a shopping paradise. The place is famous for its Bidri handicrafts, wood carving work, silver inlaid work, sandalwood products etc.

4. Bahmani Tombs

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4 km
from city center
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places to visit in Bidar

A cluster of 12 tombs located in Ashtoor are what is known as Bahamani Tombs. The tombs comprise of large mausoleums adorned with lofty domes, arches and niches.

5. Papnash Shiva Temple

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3 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Bidar

Papnash Shiva Temple is one of the most popular temples of the city. It is believed that Lord Ram while returning from Lanka installed a Shivalingam in this temple.

6. Rangeen Mahal

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Bidar

Located inside the Bidar Fort complex, Rangin Mahal is an architectural wonder that is one of the best preserved monuments till date. A perfect epitome of craftsmanship of mid 16th century, the palace is situated near Gumbad Gate.

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7. Chaubara

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Bidar

Situated in the heart of the city, Chaubara is a 22m high old cylindrical tower. One can witness the spell-binding views of the whole plateau from the top of the tower, the building serving as a watchtower.

8. Solah Khamba Mosque

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1 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Bidar

Displaying the relics of the past, Solah Khamba Mosque is a popular structure also known as Zanana Masjid. Constructed between the years 1423 and 1424 by Qubil Sultani, the name of the mosque is derived from 16 pillars erected in front of the complex.

9. Mahmud Gawan Madrasa

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Bidar

Located in the old part of the city Bidar, Mohamad Gawan Madrasa is actually the remains of a building that was once the theological college. Established in year 1472 by Gawan, an exile from Persia and a scholar of Bahmai court, the madrasa apart from the place of imparting knowledge is also a specimen of great artwork.

10. Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah

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4 km
from city center
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places to visit in Bidar

Located at a distance of 4km from Bidar, Chaukhandi is a tomb created in the honor of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, the spiritual advisor of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah.

11. Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib

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2 km
from city center
11 out of 11
places to visit in Bidar

Dedicated to first Sikh Guru Nanak Devji, Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib was established in year 1948. It is situated at the foothill of Bidar; it is hardly 2 km away from railway station covered easily by auto-rickshaw.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Bidar?

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.

How can I commute within Bidar?

Bidar is a popular city immersed in history and religion. Taxi and bus are available mode of transportation in the city. One can also opt for auto-rickshaws for short distance commutation. And if you are up for some short distance joy ride, cycle-rickshaw is your mode of transportation.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Bidar?

The top sightseeing places in Bidar are Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple, Bidar Fort, Shopping in Bidar, Bahamani Tombs, Papnash Shiva Temple, Rangin Mahal.
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