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Bidar district is located in the north-eastern corner of Karnataka, in the borders with Andhra Pradesh to the east and Maharashtra to the north and west. Bidar has historical significance dating back to the Bahamani Kings in the 15th century. The district has two river basins, the Godavari and the Krishna. According to a legend, Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism, visited Bidar when the land was in the grip of famine. Hence, Bidar is an important pilgrim centre for the devotees of Guru Nanak.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN BIDAR DISTRICT
An old watchtower of 71 ft, one can have a superb view from the top of the Chaubara.
Bidar fort was built in 8th century but it was renovated by Ahmad Shah Bahmani between 1426 and 1432 AD. The Bidar fort is one of the main attractions of Bidar. Bidar fort is said one of the most dreadful forts in the country. The palaces of Rangeen Mahal, Chini Mahal and Turkish Mahal are found inside the fort.
Guru Nanak Jhira
It is believed that Saint Guru Nanak visited the place during famine in this region. The Guru performed a miracle at the request of the locals and a spring of water from the laterite rock mountain burst out. Till this day crystal clear water flows from the laterite trap. This place attracts lots of tourists from all parts of the country during the months of November and March.
Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan
Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan is located in the middle of Bidar town. This Islamic educational centerwas built by Khwaja Mahmud Gawan in 15th century. The main features here are the lofty towers and minarets with decorated tiles.
Narasimha Jhira Water Cave temple
Narasimha Jhira Water Cave Temple preserves the Powerful deity Lord Narasimha is situated in cave of nearly 300 meters. There is natural water within the cave. One has to wade through water upto chest height to have darshan of Lord Narasimha. It will be awesome experience with bats and owls sitting on the roof top of cave but they will not do any harm to the devotees.
Papnash Shiva Temple
It is believed that the Shiva Linga in this temple is one of those installed by Lord Rama during the time of his journey back from Lanka. A natural spring flows into a pond in front of the temple which is called 'Papnasha'. Every year, during Shivrathri festival lots of tourists visit Papnash Shiva Temple.
Basavankalyan is a town located at a distance of 77 km from Bidar. Basavakalyan historically known as Kalyani, it was the royal capital the Western Chalukya dynasty from 1050 to 1195. This was renamed as BasavaKalyana in memory of Vishwaguru Basavanna. Other attractions of in Basavakalyan are the Basaveshvara Temple and Anubhava Mantappa (which is also called as the "FIRST PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD). The tomb of Syed Tajuddin attracts pilgrims during the annual fair.
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