Hyderabad to Bidar excursion visit to Fort, Tomb, Caves & Temple

Full day excursion visit to Bidar include the visit of all major attraction of the city with private transfer and accompanied English speaking guide from Hyderabad. Bidar is situated in the Deccan plateau, in the north-eastern part of Karnataka. The Bidar fort is picturesquely perched on a hill-top and is more than 500 years old and still standing strong. Bidar is mainly known as a great medieval city and capital of the Bahamani and Barid Shahi dynasties. The fort, the cannons, palaces in ruins, the magnificent tombs and the massive monuments, all combine to make a visit to this place truly memorable.

per adult from

$237

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Duration

6 to 8 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
    • Transport by AC vehicle
    • English speaking guide
    • Monuments entrances
    • Bottled drinking water (2 bottle per person)
    • Entry/Admission - Bidar Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Mahamud Gawan Madrasa
    • Entry/Admission - Bahmani Tombs
    • Entry/Admission - Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Hasta Shilpa- Antique Museum, Manipal, Karnataka, India
    • Entry/Admission - Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib
    What's excluded :
    • Any meal
    • Tips to driver & guide
    • Any other sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bidar Fort, Bidar India

    Bidar Fort - one of the magnificent forts in Karnataka considered to have been built during the reign of the Western Chalukya dynasty which was established in 977 AD at Kalyani. Subsequently, it was captured by the Yadava dynasty of Devagiri and fell yet again to the Kakatiyas of Warangal. Bidar Fort was rebuilt by Sultan Ahmed Shah Wali of Bahmani Dynasty, when his capital was moved from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1430 along with a number of Islamic monuments. The Bidar fort is a specimen of the Persian architectural style having 1.21 km in length and 0.80 km in breadth, with a quadrangular layout. Surrounded by three miles long walls and comprising 37 bastions, it is surrounded by a triple moat. There are seven gates in the fort.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mahamud Gawan Madrasa, Centre Of The City, Bidar India

    Mahmud Gawan Madarsa - one of the major historical a beautiful structure situated between the Fort and Chaubara Clock Tower, is an old Islamic university built by Khwaza Mahmud Gawan in 1472. Mahmud Gawan was a Persian merchant who arrived in the Bahamani Sultanate at around 1453 AD. Due to his honesty, simplicity and knowledge he impressed the Bahamani Kings. He ultimately reached to the post of prime minister and was much respected among the local population. Gawan had built a large madarsa at the centre of Bidar with his own money. It functioned like a university, in the same way as other contemporary madarsas of West and Central Asia and Saharan Africa. The architectural style of the madarsa strongly resembles the buildings of Samarkand. The Madarsa had an imposing three-story building with 100 feet tall minarets in four corners.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bahmani Tombs, Ashtoor 4 Km From Bidar, Bidar India

    Bahmani Tombs - located at Ashtur are other important historical monuments in Bidar, after the Fort. The 12 tombs of Bahmani Sultans are located in the same compound. They are huge structures with beautiful arches, niches and lofty domes. Among all the tombs of Ahmad Shah Wali is most popular. Ahmad Shah shifted the capital from Gulbrga to Bidar in 1430 and rebuilt the old fort. Ahmed Shah Bahmani was a religious ruler. He was devoted to Khwaja Bande Nawaz of Gulbarga and later to the order of Shah Nimat-Ullah of Kirman. He was also respected the doctrine of Lingayats, a religious order of Deccan established by the philosopher, statesman and social reformer Basavanna. Ahmad Shah Wali the 9th Bahmani Sultan died in 1436 and his son Alauddin built a majestic tomb for his father. The walls are about twelve feet thick supporting a huge dome on the top. There are three doors.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple, 1 Km From Bidar, Bidar India

    Narasimha Jhira - a wonderful cave temple situated on the outskirts of Bidar town dedicated to the lion god Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People throng to this temple because it is believed that the idol at the Narasimha Jhira Cave temple is self manifested and is very powerful. The Temple is known for its natural beauty and is considered to be very sacred. This ancient temple is excavated in a 300 m tunnel under the Manichoola hill range. Within the cave, a stream of water is said to be flowing continuously since the foundation of the temple. Devotees have to walk waist deep in the water for 300 m for the darshan of Lord Narasimha.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hasta Shilpa- Antique Museum, Manipal, Karnataka, India, Manipal City Premises, Near Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India, Manipal India

    The Rangeen Mahal - believed to be built in the mid-16th century by Mahmud Shah Bahamani. The tile work and the granite with mother-of-pearl inlay work are the exclusive features of the citadel walls. The external hall has intricately engraved wooden pillars. The palace has a six-bay hall with remarkable carved wood columns forming a rectangular foyer. The columns too enclose convoluted capitals and intricately engraved brackets, which shows the skills of the artisans of those days.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, 2 Km From Bidar Railway Station, Bidar India

    Guru Nanak Jhira - one of holiest places for Sikhs. Legend has it that Guru Nanak visited the palace while the land was in the grip of a famine. The Guru performed a miracle at the request of the local people and a spring of water from the laterite rock mountain burst out. Till this day crystal clear water flows from the laterite trap. The belief is that drinking of these water cures many ailments.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/1/2020 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P254

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