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#6 of 57 Places To Visit in Bidar
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Fort Road, Dargah Pura, Old City Fort Area, Bidar, Karnataka 585401

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The Mahamud Gawan Madrasa is located on the fort road area in Bidar. you can reach here by hiring a taxi. 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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The Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan, a monument of national importance is an ancient university located in Bidar. Its foundation was laid by the prime minister of the Bahamani empire in the late 15th century, Mahmud Gawan. He was an Iranian merchant who rose to the position of Prime minister. The international trade carried at his court fetch him a lot of money, which led to the construction of madrasa with his own money. The Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan was followed on the lines of Madrasa of Khurasan. A three storey building with 100 feet tall minarets in four corners, a good number of thirty-six rooms for students and six suites for the teaching staff. It was the centre of attraction of some of the most eminent theologians, philosophers and scientists from all around the world.


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