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Bidar Fort in Bidar

·  Summer: 20°C-45°C
·  Winter: 14°C-32°C
·  Monsoon: June-September<

Best time to visit:  October-March

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Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

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Sultan Alla-Ud-Din Bahman chose the beautiful location of Bidar as the capital of his new kingdom and constructed the marvel called Bidar Fort. Though some parts are in the state of ruins, the fort is still capable of impressing the visitors with its Persian style architecture and serene environment. Located on the Deccan Plateau, the fort boasts of triple-moat wall, multiple gateways, colourful tiles, calligraphy work, flower motifs and much more.

The fort houses several structures including royal palaces like Gagan Palace (known for beautiful mosaics, red sandstone and black granite adornments and splendid arches) and Rangin Mahal (adorned with glassy floors, splendid carvings and pleasing wooden furnishings). Solah Khamba Mosque and Jami Mosque are other two structures worth visiting. You can also explore Zenana Palace, watch tower, Takhat Mahal and lavish gardens of the fort.

Road: Bidar because of its good road connectivity is easily accessible from the cities of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. State transport buses are good options from the cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Private operators can be contacted to hire taxis from each of these places. Auto-rickshaws, horse-carts and rented bicycles are good local transport means to reach the fort.

Railway: Board trains to reach Bidar Railway Station which is only 3 km. from the fort. Regular trains from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore are available for the journey. Auto-rickshaws and horse-carts are available at the station to reach the fort.

Airway: Tourists planning to travel by air should board flights to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad (about 152 km. away). The airport caters to domestic as well as international traffic. You can hire taxis from the airport to travel by road to Bidar Fort.