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Old Bidar Fort Area, Bidar, Karnataka, India
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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Bidar fort is situated within the Old City fort area in Bidar. There is no airport in Bidar, however the nearest airport is Begumpet international airport (132 kms from Hyderabad). The city is well connected by network of rail and road. Road distance from Hyderabad and Gulbarga is approximately 110 km. Regular buses run from Bangalore via Hyderabad on NH 7 and NH 9. It takes almost 20 hours to reach Bidar via Gulbarga and Bellary.

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One of the last remaining testaments to the glory of the Bahmani Sultanate, Bidar Fort is an imposing yet hauntingly beautiful palace situated in Bidar district of North Karnataka. The fort started out as a small yet formidable fort long before the establishment of the Bahmani Dynasty with which its glory later came to be associated. 
Power seat of the first independent Islamic dynasty in southern India, Bidar Fort was elaborated upon by Ahmad Shah, who not only rebuilt the fort but also built madrasas , palaces, gardens and mosques within the premises, most of which are still preserved in faded remnants of their grandeur. Until 1656, when it was annexed by Emperor Aurangzeb, the fort saw days of opulence, dynastic grandeur and festivities. What followed was series of checkered events in the fort’s past and India’s history. 
It’s here at Bidar Fort and Bidar that the incredible Persian art form of Bidriware took birth and evolved. Practised only by artisans from Karnataka, Birdiware is a unique metalwork artform that was given the Geographical Indication Tag in 2008.

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