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A visit to Bidar Fort – Travel Blog

In my previous post, I gave a summary of the Bidar city tour. I told you about the list of places to visit in Bidar and the best one-day itinerary of Bidar city. This post is dedicated to my visit to the Bidar Fort. It is one of the best places to see in Bidar. It gives a beautiful view of the Bidar city.

I took an auto-rickshaw from the railway station, as the auto-rickshaw reached the fort, the first glimpse itself impressed me. I entered the fort from the Sharza Darwaza, which is the main gate and most of the tourists enter through this gate only. The fort also has parking outside the main gate.

The time required to cover the fort – one hour (minimum). Its approximately 3.1 Kms from bus station and 2.7 Kms from railway station. Open timings for Bidar fort are from 9 AM to 5 PM. The fort was built in the 14th century and then it was rebuilt by Bahmani Sultanate in the 15th century. It’s no surprise that a lot of areas of the fort are in ruins. But, still, it’s a good place to visit.

Bidar fort

Movie and songs video shooting at Bidar fort

I’m sure you’ve heard the song Ishq sufiyana from the dirty picture. The visuals from the song are as good as the music of the song. The song was shot at Bidar fort. Not only this, but many kannada and telugu movies have been shot at this location and why won’t they, the fort is beautiful indeed.

Bidar fort architecture

Roaming around the fort I had opened Wikipedia on my phone and found that the fort has impressions of Persian architecture. Maybe some part of the fort was designed by Persian architecture. As per Wikipedia, the fort is covered by a border wall of 2.5 Kms. It looked so widespread, I thought its much more than 2.5 Kms. While you are there carry a water bottle with you, as I told you earlier that you’ll walk a lot and you’ll need something to hydrate yourself.

Bidar fort

When I visited, a lot of places inside the fort were locked and the public was not allowed there. places like museums, tarkash mahal, rageen mahal were locked. I had read somewhere that if we request the guards, they can open the gates. I also requested the guards to open the gates. They were reluctant to do it because it was a holiday and a lot of school kids and other tourists were there. I felt if the crowd is less, they might open the gates

Also Read:- Places to visit in Bidar


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