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Visit Bidar Fort

The foundation stone of historical Bidar Fort was laid by Ahmad Shah Bahman of Bahamani Dynasty. The town of Bidar is situated in the northern part of Karnataka at an altitude of 2,200 feet. It occupies a predominant position in the chapters of Indian history because the town witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties like Bahamani Dynasty and Barid Shahi dynasty.

The foundation stone of historical Bidar Fort was laid by Ahmad Shah Bahman of Bahamani Dynasty. The town of Bidar is situated in the northern part of Karnataka at an altitude of 2,200 feet. It occupies a predominant position in the chapters of Indian history because the town witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties like Bahamani Dynasty and Barid Shahi dynasty. Again, from the Bijapur Sultanate to Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb and Nizam of Hyderabad, all have left their footprints in ancient Bidar. A journey to Bidar will enrich you with the town's historical lineage and leave ineradicable marks in your mind.

The fort is the most popular name in Bidar's history. Partially carved out of bedrock, the fort houses the old city of Bahamani dynasty and aptly restores its palaces, monuments and other structures. A walk up to a high ridge of a land is required to visit the fort. Around five gigantic Darwazas (doors) welcome you to its inner architectural beauty. The fort stretches from one end to the other and its red laterite stone work resembles the architectural majestic of ancient rulers.

Few important points relevant to a visit to Bidar Fort are:

  • Best time to visit the fort is between October and March, because the weather remains absolutely pleasant that time.
  • The influence of Persian architecture in India can be seen here.
  • The fort can be reached by road, rail and air from Bangalore.

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  • Attractions

    None
  • Altitude

    614 meters
  • STD Code

    8482
  • Best Season

    Winters
  • State/Code

    Bidar/585401
  • LANGUAGES

    Kannada, Urdu and Hindi
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