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Bidar Fort, Bidar

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Visit Bidar Fort, one of the biggest in India, which contains over 30 Muslim monuments inside its walls. The fort was built in 1347 by the first sultan of the Bahmani dynasty. Located on the edge of a plateau, the fort is approximately 1.25 km (.75 m) long and 800 m (2,600 ft) wide. The design draws inspiration from Persian architecture, featuring red stone walls, square towers, gardens, fountains, and several bastions surrounded by cannons. Explore mosques, palaces, and various other monuments inside, depicting the culture and the lifestyle of the town, and giving a rich insight into how the people lived back then. Put Bidar Fort and other Bidar attractions into our Bidar tour itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Located 120 km from Hyderabad is the ruins of 14 century of a marvel built by bahamanis. The fort is huge and well maintained of what remains. Best season to visit is August/ sep as the monsoon adds g...  more »
  • The remains of this fort tell us a story of grandeur and magnificence. Remnants of stone carvings, 18" dia Canon balls, 8-10' thick walls made of lime mortar and laterite, gigantic gates that would ha...  more »
  • One of the better forts. Well constructed , we'll preserved. Super landscapes. Moats are high and built strategically. The buildings which are inside, allowed access only if you can name residents or temple you want to visit have their own charm. The farms inside, Ashram/temple and temple are good too. Visit other places too to know the past grandeur of the old city.
  • Nice experience. Good views of the fort with city and ruins. Very easily accessible from roads. Sufficient parking space for visitors vehicles. Entry is free for visitors. Though most of the fort is closed permanently so we can roam around in the garden areas and at the gates. Photography is completely allowed. It has a museum. Again free visit and no photos allowed. Usually it will take around 1-2 hrs to visit with photos. Better time to visit is early in morning. Fort closes by 5 p.m.
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