Are You Known To These Best Tourist Places In Bidar?
Bidar in Karnataka is one of the most important places in the state as it has many sites of religious, architectural and historical importance. It is a hill-top city and has many monuments worth visiting. In fact, the Archaeology Department of India has published an entire book, titled, ‘Bidar Heritage’ which encloses heritage structures in the city. It is well-known as the ‘city of whispering monuments.’ And, here are some of the best tourist destinations to visit in Bidar.
Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib
Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Located near to the Bidar railway station, it has different rooms that constitute Sukhaasan room or the main hall where the sacred Guru Granth Sahib is placed, the Langar Hall, Diwan Hall and the Lihar room among others. There is a holy tank in front of the stairs to the Gurudwara. It is believed that the water is sacred and can cleanse the sin of whoever bathes in the water.
A trip to Bidar fort is a must if you are a fan of historical things. It is the symbol of a prosperous era and an architectural marvel of the Bahamani dynasty. In addition to it, there are many other monuments within the fort namely Takhat Mahal, Rangeen Mahal, Gagan Mahal and so on.
At the entrance of the fort, there are five gateways. It is said that the art form Bidriware was first created and developed from the Bidar fort. There are also two mosques within the fort premises.
Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
A temple inside a cave is also one of the most revered temples in Karnataka as it is believed to fulfill wishes. Dedicated to Lord Narasimha, the half-lion-half human God and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, this cave temple has impressive architecture and is just around 1 km away from the city of Bidar.
It is believed that the idol of Lord Narasimha was self-manifested, which means it appeared on its own and that is why the temple has special significance for devotees.
Chaubara is an Urdu word which means, a building that faces four directions or sides. It is one of the main highlights of the Mughal architecture. The Chaubara of Bidar is a cylindrical tower of around 22 m height. If you can reach the top of the Chaubara which is through a winding staircase, you can see splendid views of the whole region.
Chaubara was once the watchtower for the rulers to keep an eye on enemies. To experience history and to have a glimpse of the architectural marvels of the past, a visit to the Chaubara of Bidar is a must.
Constitutive of 12 tombs which are architectural diamonds as well. Situated at Ashtur in Bidar, Bahamani Tombs house many tombs of various Bahamani rulers. One can witness here an array of bright colors with elaborate floral designs along with calligraphic styles to give the tombs a mesmerizing look. There are also beautiful paintings on the wall, and the engraving of verses of Quran is another highlight. And there is a surprising element in the mausoleum which is a swastika symbol that reflects more form of liberality in the ancient people.