India: ‘The glory that was Bidar’, a seminar on the history and culture in Bidar — The Hindu com

Seminar on history and culture tomorrow

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President, will deliver the valedictory address in ‘The glory that was Bidar’, a seminar on the history and culture in Bidar on March 17. The eminent scientist will speak at the Zilla Rang Mandir at 1 p.m.


Ratish Nanda, Project Director, Aga Khan Foundation, V. Venu, Director General, National Museum, New Delhi, Amlan Aditya Biswas, Regional Commissioner and Secretary, HKDB, Ratish Nanda, Kishor Raikar of Indian Heritage Cities Network and others will be present, said a release.

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A taste of heritage in Bidar — The Hindu com

Members of Team YUVA watching a heritage building in Bidar on Sunday.

Members of Team YUVA watching a heritage building in Bidar on Sunday.

It was not a lazy Sunday morning for the residents of Bidar. They woke up early and gathered at Ambedkar Circle for a heritage walk. They wore T-shirts supporting the cause of protecting the city’s heritage and took pride in it. The route passed through heritage structures like Naya Kaman, Outer fort wall, the moat, wrestling bout in Siddique Shah Taleem, Choubarah, Shah Ganj periphery, Madrassa of Mahamud Gawan, Takht Kirmani and Bidar fort. (…)

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Basking in the glory of Bidar — Deccan Herald com

B V Prakash, June 24, 2014, DHNS:


Nanak Jhira Sahib Gurudwara

A beautiful combination Forts, temples and tombs are all a part of the town of Bidar. B V Prakash is charmed by all the history and enigma that surrounds this place.
Adjoining the states of Maharashtra and the newly-born Telangana, is the tiny district of Bidar, at the northern periphery of Karnataka. Though the northern belt of the Deccan plateau is known to be an arid zone, the surroundings of Bidar seem to be an exception.


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Bidar Fort on Wikipedia org

Bidar Fort (Kannada ಬೀದರ್ ಕೋಟೆ, Urdu قلعہ بیدر) is situated in Bidar city of the northern plateau of Karnataka, India. Sultan Alla-Ud-Din Bahman of the Bahmanid Dynasty shifted his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1427 and built his fort along with a number of Islamic monuments.[1][2][3] There are over 30 monuments inside the Bidar fort[4]



Bidar, India

Panaromic Entrance View.jpgPanoramic entrance view of Bidar Fort

Bidar Fort Entrance.jpgScenic view of Bidar Fort Entrance

Bidar Fort is located in Karnataka


Bidar Fort

(17.9219°N 77.5236°E)[1]


Site information

Controlled by
Government of Karnataka

Open to
the public


Site history

15th century

Built by
Ala-ud-din Bahman of
Bahmani Sultanate in 1424




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