About Bidar Fort

Located on the northern plateau of Bidar city in Karnataka in India, Bidar Fort has 30 monuments within its boundaries. The fort has been built in the shape of an irregular rhombus with straight walls on the edge of the plateau. This fort is located at a distance of 64 km from the ancient city of Kalyani of the Chalukya Empire. Within the fort, there are a large number of buildings, arches, pavilions, mosques, gateways and gardens. The fort comprises seven gates and has 37 bastions on the fort wall. Some of the popular monuments inside the Bidar Fort are Rangin Mahal, Takht Mahal, Jami Masjid and Sola Khamba Masjid. This fort also has a unique water supply system known as Karez, which used the Persian water harnessing technology. The Karez extracted water from groundwater sources with a network of underground canals, which were punctuated by vertical shafts to the surface. This water harnessing system has 21 vertical shafts and extends to a distance of about 2 km. This fort is located at a distance of 130 km.

Outstanding Universal Value

The Bidar Fort was fully built by Sultan Alla-Ud Din Bahman of the Bahmanid Dynasty. He also built a large number of Islamic monuments with the fort. The name Bidar originated from the word ‘Bamboo’, as the area on which the fort was built was a bamboo jungle. The Bidar Fort has been ruled by many kingdoms during the sands of time such as Kadambas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kalyan Chalukyas, Kalachuris and Kakatiyas. Later, the fort witnessed the rule of Yadavas of Devgiri, Delhi Sultanate, Bahmani Sultanate and Mughal Empire.

Monument Information


Old City Fort Area, Bidar, Karnataka 585401

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Bidar Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Multani Kaman Bus Stop

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 8:00 A.M.
  • Closing Time :5:00 P.M.


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 22 °C, Minimum: 34 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 41°C, Minimum: 25 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 31 °C, Minimum: 17°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (December to February)

Facilities available At the Monument

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Shri. Mouneshwar B. Kuruvatti
  • Phone: 91-847-2230418
  • E-mail: scircle.bid@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.