Bidar- The City of Whispering Monuments

Bidar is a hill-top city located at Karnataka state, India. The name Bidar comes from “Bidiru” which means Bamboo. Earlier there was a bamboo jungle at the current area of Bidar. In the past it was called as Bedadakota or Bedarkot (kota/kot means fort). It is popular for its historical, religious and architectural significance. The city has importance place in the Archaeological Map of India.

Bidar is 690 kms away from its state capital Bangalore. It is rich in its heritage. The Bidar fort is more than 500 years and it still stands strong. As stated in the book of Bidar Heritage, published by the stated Department of Museums and Heritage, Archaeology, of the 61 monuments listed by this department, about 30 are tombs situated in and around Bidar city. Because of this the city has a nickname – The City of Whispering Monuments.

There are amazing places to visit in Bidar like Bidar Fort, Bahamani Tombs, Rangin Mahal, Chaubara, Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, Papnash Shiva Temple, Mohamad Gawan Madrasa.

Bidar is the second biggest Indian Air Force training center in the country. The city is well known for its Bidri handicraft products. It is considered as one of the holiest place for Sikh pilgrimage. The city is very clean and has ranked in state and national level as well.

Since it shares borders with Maharashtra and Telangana many people visit the city frequently. One can reach Bidar by bus and train.

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