The Best of Bidar: A Private Day Tour from Hyderabad
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Product Code : AGORA304
Delve into the historical treasures of Bidar with our exclusive one-day private tour departing from Hyderabad. A scenic three-hour drive transports you to Bidar, where the resplendent Bidar Fort beckons with its 15th-century grandeur. The tour takes you to the revered Mahmud Gawan Madarsa, a hub of Islamic scholarship, and the Bahmani Tombs, celebrated for their intricate architecture. Discover the sacred Narasimha Jhira temple, nestled in a cave with its natural spring. Additionally, gain insight into the craftsmanship of Bidriware as you witness artisans create these unique artifacts. This enriching journey promises an immersive exploration of Bidar's historical, cultural, and artistic heritage.
8:00 AM - Depart from Hyderabad: Your cultural journey begins with a prompt pickup from your Hyderabad hotel by your private tour guide and driver. Buckle up for a picturesque drive to Bidar, a historical city located approximately 150 km away. The scenic journey promises intriguing glimpses of the countryside and takes around three hours.
11:00 AM - Arrival at Bidar Fort: As you arrive in Bidar, your first stop is the magnificent Bidar Fort, a historical gem of immense significance. Built in the 15th century, this fort once served as the capital of the Bahmani Kingdom. Your knowledgeable guide will accompany you through the fort's grand gates and lead you on a captivating tour. Discover the fort's rich history, explore its splendid palaces, mosques, and gardens, and gain insights into the architectural marvels and cultural heritage of the Bahmani Kingdom.
12:30 PM - Visit to Mahmud Gawan Madarsa: From the fort, you'll proceed to the Mahmud Gawan Madarsa, another architectural masterpiece from the 15th century. This Madarsa played a pivotal role as a center of Islamic learning during its heyday. As you wander through the Madarsa's intricate architecture and carvings, your guide will unveil its historical importance and share captivating stories.
1:30 PM - Lunch Break: Recharge with a sumptuous lunch to savor the local flavors of Bidar.
2:30 PM - Explore Bahmani Tombs: Post-lunch, you'll embark on a journey to the Bahmani Tombs, located approximately 2 km from the Bidar Fort. These exquisite tombs pay homage to the Bahmani Kingdom's illustrious rulers and are celebrated for their ornate architecture and intricate carvings. Your guide will lead you on an informative tour of the tombs, unveiling their historical significance and the distinct characteristics of each mausoleum.
3:30 PM - Visit Narasimha Jhira: The next stop takes you to Narasimha Jhira, a unique temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha. Situated in a cave on the outskirts of Bidar, this temple is renowned for its natural spring water that flows within the cave. Your guide will navigate you through the temple's spiritual ambiance, narrating its significance and the tales surrounding it.
4:30 PM - Discover Bidriware Manufacturing: Bidriware, an exquisite art form originating in Bidar, is famous for its intricate designs and silver inlay work. Your journey continues as you visit a Bidriware manufacturing unit. Here, you'll witness skilled artisans crafting these splendid works of art. Gain insight into the meticulous process of Bidriware creation and appreciate the diversity of designs and patterns used.
5:30 PM - Return to Hyderabad: As the visit concludes, you'll commence your return journey to Hyderabad in the company of your guide and driver. Reflect on the day's cultural and historical explorations as you enjoy the scenic ride back to the city.
8:30 PM - Hotel Drop-off: Your driver will safely transport you back to your Hyderabad hotel, marking the end of a day filled with immersive cultural experiences and cherished memories. Relax and unwind as you relive the enchanting stories of Bidar.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.