Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa

Ruin in Bidar

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 exquisite coloured tiles on the front gate and one of the minarets, which still stands intact. Tens of thousands of scholars from across the Islamic world once studied here.