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Bidar Fort

Bidar Fort is a magnificent fort originally built by Bahamani Sultan Ahmad Shah Wali in 1429. Further improvements were carried out by the Barid Shahi Sultans. The palaces, pavilions and seraglios along with the lush gardens, decorated fountains and perfumed baths seem to have been derived from Arabian Nights fantasy.

The Rang Mahal is elaborately carved with wooden pillars, Persian couplets engraved in tiles, and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlay work. Madrassa of Khwaja Mahamud Gawan, an Islamic seminary built by Khwaja Mahamud Gawan, a prime minister of the Bahmani court, and the Chaubara, a 71 ft high tower are also in the heart of Badami. Tomb of Ali Barid and Tombs at Ashtur are the places worth visiting. Bidar Railway Station is nearby. The nearest airport is at Hyderabad.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Bidar
Location: Bidar

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