Keep aside a few hours for peacefully wandering around the remnants of this magnificent 15th-century fort, the largest in South India – and once the administrative capital of much of the region. Surrounded by a trip…
This large Sikh temple on the northwestern side of town is dedicated to the guru Guru Nanak and was built in 1948. It's centred around the Amrit Kund (a water tank) where pilgrims cleanse their souls.
A peaceful setting at the fort’s entry with tables set up on the grass under sprawling tamarind trees has delicious vegetarian meals.
Scores highly for South Indian classics at very affordable rates. It's busy through the day and there's an AC room.
Dominating the heart of the old town are the ruins of Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa, a college for advanced learning built in 1472. To get an idea of its former grandeur, check out the remnants of coloured tiles on th…
The huge domed tombs of the Bahmani kings in Ashtur, 3km east of Bidar, were built to house the remains of the sultans, of which the painted interior of Ahmad Shah Bahman’s tomb is the most impressive.
Located 500m from the Badami Tombs is the serene mausoleum of Hazrat Khalil Ullah. An uncanny air of calm hangs within the monument, and its polygonal courtyard houses rows of medieval graves.