The city of Bidar boasts of a glorious past and is situated 740 km of Bangalore and 130 km north west of Hyderabad. It was renowned as a seat of learning, for its political prowess and cultural appeal. The radical reformist movement had astriking influence on the entire region. The district boasts of salubrious climate throughout the year. Bidar is slowlyand steadily progressing as a hub of educational institutes. The name Bidar is derived from the word 'Bidiru' which implies bamboo. After the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Kadambas and Chalukyas of Badami and later Rashtrakutas presided over Bidar. The history of Bidaris infested with treachery and bloodbath on one side and development of art, architecture and literature on the other side. The administrative period of Mohammad Gavan is the golden period in Bidar history. Bidar is connected to major cities of the country via bus, train and aeroplane.
Places To seeGuru Nanak Jhira
According to legends Saint Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru visited Bidar and the gurudwara was built at the place he stayed. The Bidar Fort
The colossal Bidar Fort is the largest fort in South India. Though it is mostly in ruins, it attracts a fair share of travelers. The fort is surrounded by a moat and has a beautiful gateway. Within the looming walls, you can see other monuments such as pleasure pavilions, audience halls, kitchens and the royal baths. These monuments provide an insight into the lifestyle that existed in that period of time. Papnash Shiva Temple
According to legends, the temple was built by Lord Rama himself when he was returning from Lanka after defeating Ravana and freeing his wife Sita.