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Tour to BIDAR: Fort, Palaces, Frescoes, Tiles and Necropolis

Your Licensed, professional guide with executive chauffeur reports at 0730 am at your place of stay to explore the day long visit to Bidar after 3 hrs safe drive. Experience the change in landscape, crop fields, cattle and feel the weather. There will be Tea/ coffee / washroom stop. You will start exploring the Bahamani Tombs complex (12 large impressive mausoleums arches, niches and huge domes)Tucked away from the town, esp the tomb of Ahmad Shah-al-Wali decorated with beautiful paintings and inscribed with Quran verses. The graves are draped in satin and regularly prayed in. Continue to visit the Octagonal Tomb (Chaukhandi) once the spiritual adviser, features calligraphy and stone work above the arched doorways.Solah Khamba Mosque has 16 pillars, raised on a high clerestory with windows of perforated screen-work in different geometrical patterns of Deccani style.Rangeen Mahal, The woodwork is made in the Persian and Indian style art works made of sea shells. stucco art on the walls of this palace. There are also several verses carved out in the palace that speak of love and admiration for the king and the throne.Inside the Fort, Takhat Mahal or the Throne Palace, Tarkash Mahal – a palace said to have been built for the Turkish wife of the sultan, royal kitchens and royal baths all offer the visitors glimpses of the grandeur of a bygone era.Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan is an ancient residential university was built and maintained on the lines of Madrasa of Khurasan.Barid shahi tombs, normally open all sides are of Ali Barid and his sons who was one of the first Sultan of the Bidar Deccan Sultanate, mostly unadorned from the outside but have beautiful Persian tiles on the inside.The karez consists basically of a network underground canals, punctuated by vertical shafts to the surface, The karez taps into the ground water sources (or natural springs) and transports it through the underground tunnel to the settlement, ending in a surface canal and/or pools in the village for various uses like drinking, washing, ablution, watering livestock, and also further used for irrigating fields, orchards and gardens.Your Presumptuous vegetarian Lunch is served (included) amidst the ramparts of the Bidar fort ruins inside.Gurudwara Shri Nanak Jheera Sahib – an unrestrained of pure clear and clean water springs continuously.Narasimha Jharni is an ancient underground 300mtr tunnel cave temple at the Manichoola hill range associated with Lord Narasimha, 4th an incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu. Before you return back to Hyderabad enjoy shopping of of Bidri ware — metal articles damascened (ornamented with wavy lines) in floral and geometric designs with silver wire.

$210 Cultural & Theme Tours

Medieval Architectural wonder of Bidar, 2 day tour from Hyderabad

ItineraryDay 1: Bahmani SultanateStop At: BlackBuck Resort (JUNGLE LODGES & RESORT)After a 3 hours drive we check in. Have lunchDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaThe Nanak Jhira Bidar Gurudwara is dedicated to the Sikh Guru Nanak. He had visited Bidar during his travel and preached about love and universal brotherhood. We will also visit a Sikh museum which houses important historical events in the history of Sikhism in the form of paintings and picturesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bidar Fort, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaBidar fort is one of the finest built Forts of Medieval India. There is a considerable influence of Persian architecture style in its construction. It is an imposing structure characterized by bastions, barbicans and huge gates surrounded on all sides by a triple moat which serves as the preliminary defense.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bahmani Tombs, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaThe 12 tombs of Bahmani Sultans is our next destination. They are huge structures with beautiful arches, niches and lofty domes. We will explore tombs with beautiful walls inscribed with Quran verses written in gold color.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Blackbuck resort by Jungle LodgesDay 2: Black buck SafariStop At: BlackBuck Resort (JUNGLE LODGES & RESORT)Early morning safari in the reserve spotting Blackbucks, Peacocks, Wild boars, porcupines doves, robins, treepies, kites, cormorants, kingfishers and egrets. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaChaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, Bidar, Bidar District, Karnataka We visit another architectural marvel today. Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah is a tomb built in honour of the renowned Hazrat Khalil Ullah. He was the spiritual adviser of Sultan Ahmed ShahDuration: 1 hourPass By: Hyderabad Central Mall, Hyderabad, Hyderabad District, TelanganaDrop to hotel in HyderabadMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$295 Cultural & Theme Tours

Medieval Architectural wonder of Bidar, 2day tour from Bangalore

ItineraryDay 1: Bahmani SultanateStop At: Kempegowda International Airport BengaluruFlight departs at 730AM for HyderabadDuration: 1 hourPass By: Rajiv Gandhi International AirportArrival at 830AM. Our guide will meet you at the arrival hallStop At: BlackBuck Resort (JUNGLE LODGES & RESORT)A 3 hour drive till get us to Bidar.Check in at Jungle Lodges. Lunch follows at 1230PMDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaThe Nanak Jhira Bidar Gurudwara is dedicated to the Sikh Guru Nanak. He had visited Bidar during his travel and preached about love and universal brotherhood. We will also visit a Sikh museum which houses important historical events in the history of Sikhism in the form of paintings and picturesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bidar Fort, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaBidar fort is one of the finest built Forts of Medieval India. There is a considerable influence of Persian architecture style in its construction. It is an imposing structure characterized by bastions, barbicans and huge gates surrounded on all sides by a triple moat which serves as the preliminary defense.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bahmani Tombs, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaThe 12 tombs of Bahmani Sultans is our next destination. They are huge structures with beautiful arches, niches and lofty domes. We will explore tombs with beautiful walls inscribed with Quran verses written in gold color.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Blackbuck Resort by Jungle LodgesDay 2: Blackbuck SafariStop At: BlackBuck Resort (JUNGLE LODGES & RESORT)Early morning safari in the reserve spotting Blackbucks, Peacocks, Wild boars, porcupines doves, robins, treepies, kites, cormorants, kingfishers and egrets. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaWe visit another architectural marvel today. Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah is a tomb built in honour of the renowned Hazrat Khalil Ullah. He was the spiritual adviser of Sultan Ahmed Shah.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport710PM departure to bangalore. Our guide bids good byeDuration: 1 hourPass By: Kempegowda International Airport BengaluruArrival at 815PM in BangaloreEnd of tourPass By: Five Senses ToursFive senses ToursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$59 Cultural & Theme Tours

One-Day Trip To Bidar From Hyderabad

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bidar Fort, Bidar, Bidar District, KarnatakaYour tour starts with a pick up from your hotel in Hyderabad. You will be then driven towards Bidar. Experience the change in landscape and weather as you are driven towards the hill top city, located in the north-eastern part of the state of Karnataka.Firstly, visit the Bidar Fort, a specimen of the Persian architectural with a quadrangle layout. The fort is surrounded by three miles long walls, comprises 37 bastions, and surrounded by a triple moat. Within the fort complex, is an old city, with monuments and structures from the Bahamani Sultanate era. Discover these monuments, including some of the notable ones like Gagan Mahal, Rangin Mahal, and Tarkash Mahal.Also, explore the Solah Khamba Mosque. The mosque features 16 pillars and is raised on a high clerestory with windows of perforated screen-work in different geometrical patterns of Deccan style.The Rangeen Mahal is another intriguing attraction and one of the best-preserved sites within the fort complex. A perfect amalgamation of the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, the palace is known for its elaborate decoration with coloured tiles, beautiful wood carvings, and pearl inlay work. There are also several other verses carved out in the palace that speak of the love and admiration for the king and the throne.Inside the Fort, you will also find the Takhat Mahal – used by the rulers to address the private audience, and the Tarkash Mahal – a palace built for the Turkish wife of the Bahmani Sultan. The royal kitchens and royal baths all offers glimpses of the grandeur of a bygone era.You will then visit the Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan, an ancient residential university that was built and maintained on the lines of Madrasa of Khorasan. It is unadorned from the outside but has beautiful Persian tiles on the inside.Then, there is the unusual historic water supply system called Karez; a network of underground canals, punctuated by vertical shafts to the surface. The karez taps into the groundwater sources (or natural springs) and transports it through the underground tunnel to the settlement, ending in a surface canal and/or pools in the village for various uses like drinking, washing, ablution, watering livestock, and also for irrigating fields, orchards, and gardens.Before returning back to Hyderabad, get a chance to shop for some Bidri ware – metal handicraft from Bidar developed in the 14th century. It is an exquisite art where metal articles are damascened (ornamented with wavy lines) in floral and geometric designs with silver wire.After the completion of the tour, you will be driven back to the hotel.Duration: 9 hours