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Bidar Fort, Bidar

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Visit Bidar Fort, one of the biggest in India, which contains over 30 Muslim monuments inside its walls. The fort was built in 1347 by the first sultan of the Bahmani dynasty. Located on the edge of a plateau, the fort is approximately 1.25 km (.75 m) long and 800 m (2,600 ft) wide. The design draws inspiration from Persian architecture, featuring red stone walls, square towers, gardens, fountains, and several bastions surrounded by cannons. Explore mosques, palaces, and various other monuments inside, depicting the culture and the lifestyle of the town, and giving a rich insight into how the people lived back then. Put Bidar Fort and other Bidar attractions into our Bidar tour itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We were a group of five students. It was a slow weekend and we decided to take a break from the 'usual' weekend plans. Booked a car from Myles and headed out to Bidar at 6 o'clock in the morning. None...  more »
  • I loved. This fort is grandiose, arriving you the Museum and opposite the Palace, just ask the custodian of the Museum to open the Palace and hop we have it for us it's exceptional further there is the mosque and new keeper allows us to ride on the you rrasses to see the domes and the view. It is an exceptional visit
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  • The highlighting features of this fort are - 1. Its very magnificent. (though half of the fort has turned into ruins) 2. Well maintained, inspite of no entry fees. 3. Less commercialised, hence less c...  more »
  • Vast historical fort.Well maintained by ASI, when compared to many others. Spectacular views. Easily accessible-for those coming from other places no need to enter into the Bidar town, can reach it via ring road/bye-pass road. No entry fee. Guides are available. Parking is free. Vehicles are not allowed inside the fort, so be prepared to walk. Need to carry refreshments and water.
  • Bidar fort is an excellent place to drive from Hyderabad and it's surroundings. Though it's a barren fort but the landscape around is mesmerizing. Please ensure you take protection from the hot sun. Rainy season is a great time to visit as it gets green all around. The winter is ideal if you plan to walk the whole distance of the fort. All around the year, you can visit fort. The fort is open between 9-5.
  • Located in city premises of Bidar. Their is no entry or parking fee collected from us. Maintenance is bit poor. It's better if you carry eatables with you. As the options of getting food inside fort are very rear. In a nutshell this place is good for one time visit.
  • Historical place are always interested to see and know about it. Bidar fort was one of a good experience first a long drive and sight seeing was enjoyable lush green sugarcane fields all around and lake full of water. One should see the fort once specially the 16 pillar masjid. The museum too added some knowledge of that era. And few kilometres away are the tombs which will also attract the tourists.
  • Beautifully maintained fort. And far away enough from the city that it's not overcome by tourists. Pack a picnic and spend the the day (you won't find many restaurants around). Reach there early enough, and you'll have the whole place to yourselves.
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