a glimpse of Karnataka's richly textured history in this rugged 15th
century fort surrounded by a triple-moated wall hewn out of red rock,
with intricate battlements and an imposing gateway. The crumbling ruins
of the bastions and gates, royal baths and kitchens, audience halls, and
pleasure pavilions stand as silent testimonies to Bidar's past glory.
The Rang Mahal has elaborately carved wooden pillars, Persian couplets
engraved in tiles and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlay work. A leisurely
stroll through the streets of Bidar takes you to the Madrassa of Khwaja
Mahamud Gawan, an Islamic seminary built by Khwaja Mahamud Gawan, a
prime minister of the Bahmani court, and the Chaubara, a 71ft. high
tower in the heart of the city. From here, move on to Ashtur, to see the
Bahmani Tombs whose interiors are adorned by carefully preserved
medieval Muslim paintings.
By Air: Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal, Begumpet,
Hyderabad is Just 120 Kms away from Bidar District Head Quarters.
Its just 2 and half hours drive from the airport to Bidar on NH9
till Zaheerabad and a diversion of 28 KMs after Zaheerabad.
By Rail : Rail facility is available from Bangalore and
Hyderbad. Bangalore - Nanded Link Express Via Bidar, Departure from
Bangalore at 9.50 PM. Secundrabad - Manmad Express from Hyderbad
Departure at 6 PM from Secundrabad Station, Hyderbad. Hyderbad -
Aurangabad Express from Kachiguda weekly thrice. One can also take
Udyan express or KK Express from Bangalore reach Gulbarga and take a
bus from there, its 105 KMS from Gulbarga.
By Road: From Bangalore many Govt Luxury Buses of KSRTC ply
daily via Hyderbad, Its 16 hours journey from Bangalore via
Hyderabad on NH 7 and NH 9. From Bangalore Via Gulbarga and Bellary
its 20 hours journey. From Hyderbad Imaliban bus stand for every 15
minutes a Bus to Bidar is available from Plat form No 36.