Top Tourist Attractions in Bidar
Bidar is a hilltop city in India’s Karnataka state, located in the north-eastern region of the country. It is the administrative centre of the Bidar district, which straddles the state lines of Maharashtra and Telangana. In the larger Bidar Metropolitan Area, it is a rapidly urbanising city. Bidar is recognised for its rich history and Bidri handmade goods. Bidar is also regarded as one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimage sites. Bidar is the coldest and wettest place in north Karnataka, in contrast to other areas in the region.
Best Places to Visit in Bidar
- Papnash Shiva Temple
- Bidar Fort
- Guru Nank Jhira, Bidar
Best Time to Visit in Bidar
How to Reach Bidar
Bidar District Headquarters is about 120 kilometres from the Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal in Begumpet, Hyderabad. It’s a 2.5-hour journey from the airport to Bidar on NH9 till Zaheerabad, with a 28-kilometer detour beyond Zaheerabad.
Bangalore and Hyderbad both have rail connections. Yeshwanthpur – Bidar Express departs at 7:00 p.m. from Yeshwanthpur. Departure from Bangalore at 9.50 p.m. for the Bangalore – Nanded Link Express via Bidar. Hyderbad – Secundrabad – Manmad Express Departure from Secundrabad Station, Hyderbad, at 6 p.m. The Hyderbad – Aurangabad Express runs three times a week from Kachiguda. You may also take the Udyan Express or the KK Express from Bangalore to Gulbarga and then take a bus from there; Gulbarga is 105 kilometres away.
Many KSRTC Govt Luxury Buses travel everyday from Bangalore to Hyderabad through NH 7 and NH 9. The journey takes 16 hours from Bangalore to Hyderabad via NH 7 and NH 9. It takes 20 hours to go from Bangalore to Bellary via Gulbarga & Gulbarga. A bus to Bidar departs from Plat form No 36 every 15 minutes from Hyderbad Imaliban bus stop.