Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

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Bidar fort in northern plateau of Karnataka is the historical monuments created in the ancient times of Bahmani Kingdom in the Deccan plateau in 1347 and most of the architectural style is of Persian architecture.

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka
Bidar Fort in Karnataka, India

Bidar fort has seven gates in the fort and there are many places to be visited inside the fort as Takht Mahal, Tarkash Mahal, Rangeen Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Diwan-I-Am and Solah Khamba Mosque.

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka
Entrance of Bidar Fort
This place has become popular after the shooting of Dirty Picture song “Ishq Sufiyaana” which had sequences in the fort with Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi and many other Telugu movies.

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

We visit this place on the bike ride from Gulbarga to BidarBidar is one of the cities in north-eastern part of Karnataka in the Deccan plateau, in India. This is a must visit place if you are looking for great historical monuments of Bahmani era.


Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka
Bidar Fort in Karnataka, India
Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

Solah Khamba Mosque is the Masjid with sixteen columns in the middle of the prayer hall and it was originally named as “Masjid-i-Jami”. It was built by Sultan Mohammed Shah, the son of first Bahmani ruler Ahmed Shah Wali.

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka
Solah Khamba Mosque in Bidar fort
Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

Access to the inside of the mosque is inaccessible with iron doors been fitted at the arches. 

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka
Solah Khamba Mosque in Bidar fort
It is also popularly known as “Zanana Masjid” and it is one of the largest Masjid in India.

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

The Tarkash Mahal in Bidar fort may have initially built by the Bahmanis but the upper parts are built during the Baridi rule in Bidar.

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka
The Tarkash Mahal in Bidar fort
The name Tarkash perhaps given because the monument was built for the Turkish wife of the king, but a general conventionality is observed in giving names to the royal buildings. 

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka
The Tarkash Mahal in Bidar fort
The names Tarkash Mahal and Gagan Mahal are also mentioned in records of kingdoms like Bijapur and Golkonda.


Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

Takht Mahal also recognized as the throne palace which is the part of the Bidar Fort in Karnataka. This particular monument was once used by the royals of the Bidar rulers as their residence and it was build up by the Bahmani Ahmed-Shah-Wali in 1426-1432.

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka
Takht Mahal in Bidar fort
Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort, Karnataka

We have come to the end of our marvelous and memorable journey across the Bahmani Kingdom Architecture and it was the historical place which must be visited by tourist interested in Historical Architecture.

It took around 1 hour to covered the whole fort and most of the fort is demolished, so we only covered the main part of the fort and travel toward Chaukhandi.

Other places to be visit near Bidar, Karnataka.
Takht Mahal in Bidar fort
Tarkash Mahal 
in Bidar fort
Rangeen Mahal 
in Bidar fort
Gagan Mahal 
in Bidar fort
Chaukhandi
Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan
Bahamani Tombs
Solah Khamba Mosque 
in Bidar fort
Diwan-I-Am 
in Bidar fort
Chaubara
Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah in Gulbarga

Feel free to add comments about the places or review about your ride in Karnataka.

Happy Riding....:-)
Happy Travelling....:-)

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