Tour To BIDAR: Fort, Palaces, Frescoes, Tiles And Necropolis - Hyderabad

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we will pickup from any hotel / guest house within Hyderabad city hotels, while booking let us know.
  • Return Details :
    Your place of stay within Hyderabad city limits
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the microcosm of BIDARs layered history from 3rd BC of the MauryanEmpire till 1947 A.D part of Hyderabad state. A must see Heritage site to explore the day long tour of the 600 years old, Crown of Karnataka: with glorious past, treasure of culture, fine arts, architecture nurtured by successive rulers contribution on northern maidensproviding mountainous treeless expansiveplateaulandscape of more than 30 monuments worth visiting inside the fort viz arches, moats, pavilions, mosques, Rangin Mahal Painted Palace, gateways, gardens, 15th A.D Karez (qanat) water system, Frescoed calligraphy, fountains, baths, kitchens, pleasure pavilions, royal necropolis of theBard& Bahamani sultans, Sikh Shrine. Fort 1426 1432 A.D is an irregular rhomboid in shape with 5.5 kms of defences, Triple moat, massive 7 gates. Bidri waremetal articles damascened (ornamented with wavy lines) in floral and geometric designs with silver wire.

Know More about this tour

Your Licensed, professional guide with executive chauffeur reports at 0730 am at your place of stay to explore the day long visit to Bidar after 3 hrs safe drive. Experience the change in landscape, crop fields, cattle and feel the weather. There will be Tea/ coffee / washroom stop. You will start exploring the Bahamani Tombs complex (12 large impressive mausoleums arches, niches and huge domes)Tucked away from the town, esp the tomb of Ahmad Shah-al-Wali decorated with beautiful paintings and inscribed with Quran verses. The graves are draped in satin and regularly prayed in. Continue to visit the Octagonal Tomb (Chaukhandi) once the spiritual adviser, features calligraphy and stone work above the arched doorways.

Solah Khamba Mosque has 16 pillars, raised on a high clerestory with windows of perforated screen-work in different geometrical patterns of Deccani style.

Rangeen Mahal, The woodwork is made in the Persian and Indian style art works made of sea shells. stucco art on the walls of this palace. There are also several verses carved out in the palace that speak of love and admiration for the king and the throne.

Inside the Fort, Takhat Mahal or the Throne Palace, Tarkash Mahal a palace said to have been built for the Turkish wife of the sultan, royal kitchens and royal baths all offer the visitors glimpses of the grandeur of a bygone era.

Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan is an ancient residential university was built and maintained on the lines of Madrasa of Khurasan.

Barid shahitombs, normally open all sides are of Ali Barid and his sons who was one of the first Sultan of the Bidar Deccan Sultanate, mostly unadorned from the outside but have beautiful Persian tiles on the inside.

The karez consists basically of a network underground canals, punctuated by vertical shafts to the surface, The karez taps into the ground water sources (or natural springs) and transports it through the underground tunnel to the settlement, ending in a surface canal and/or pools in the village for various uses like drinking, washing, ablution, watering livestock, and also further used for irrigating fields, orchards and gardens.

Your Presumptuous vegetarian Lunch is served (included) amidst the ramparts of the Bidar fort ruins inside.

Gurudwara Shri Nanak Jheera Sahib an unrestrained of pure clear and clean water springs continuously.

Narasimha Jharniis an ancient underground 300mtr tunnel cave temple at the Manichoola hill range associated withLord Narasimha, 4th an incarnation ofHindugodVishnu.

Before you return back to Hyderabad enjoy shopping of ofBidri ware metal articles damascened (ornamented with wavy lines) in floral and geometric designs with silver wire.

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Fuel surcharge

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Bottled water

Lunch

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 18 years

Dress code is smart casual

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 1 person per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 31-Aug-2018

    I took several tours with Mr. Srinu, all of them very interesting, l learned about the culture, the history. The guide is very knowledgeable and ready to answer all India related questions, not just related to the place visited. I was able to watch how artisans make Bidar artesanal pieces. Beautiful!