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Jyothi Fort

A peaceful setting at the fort’s entry with tables set up on the grass under sprawling tamarind trees has delicious vegetarian meals.
Fort in Bidar

Bidar Fort

Keep aside a few hours for peacefully wandering around the remnants of this magnificent 15th-century fort, the largest in South India – and once administrative capital of much of the region. Surrounded by a triple m…
Historic Site in Bidar

Bahmani Tombs

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.
Historic Building in Bidar


Located 500m from the Badami Tombs are the serene mausoleum of Sufi saint Syed Kirmani Baba, who travelled here from Persia during the golden age of the Bahmani empire. An uncanny air of calm hangs within the monume…
Ruin in Bidar

Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa

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…