Dubbed as the "Crown City of Karnataka", Bidar got its name from the word, Bidiru which means bamboo. Bidar is famous for its fort by the same name, which is inspired by Persian architecture. Besides the fort, this ancient city is also home to several other historical monuments and architecture dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Some of the major attractions it boasts of are Solah Khamba Mosque, Gagan Mahal, Rangin Mahal and Zenana Palace.
Budget Hotels in Bidar
There are good budget hotels in Bidar. Some of them are Sai palace lodge (Tariff – Rs.1000), Sana Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Shivanand Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and Sangemeshwar Hotel (Tariff –1000).
The official language Bidar is Kannada. The other languages spoken includeTelugu and Hindi.
Events in Bidar
The Important Festivals of Bidar is Panguni Chithirai (March) and Navarathri (October).
Places to See in Bidar
There are several places of tourist attraction in Bidar. Some of the places include Prasanna Vinayagar Temple ( 10 kms from Bidar) , Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple 7 kms from Bidar), Maniknagar ( 6 km from Bidar) Bidar Fort ( 9 kms from Bidar) Kaadambaarai dam ( (16 kms from Udumalpet).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad which is about 151 km from Bidar is the nearest airport to this city.
Bidar is wll connected with all the major districts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by its railway station.
There are regular buses available from Bidar to other major destinations of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Pavit Travels, VRL Travels, SRM Transports India Private Limited. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.
In the state of Karnataka, Sedam is a town and taluka in the Gulbarga district. The town is peppered with ancient temples and a fort. Needless to say that a visit to Sedam takes a tourist back in time and one gets a glimpse of the India of yore.
Places to Stay
Sedam is a small town and there may not be hotels there but one can find lodges and dharamshalas. Their rates would be as per industry standards.
Kannada is the official language of the region.
Gowri Hubba is a festival celebrated a day before Ganesh Chaturthi is very popular amongst locals and Navratri is given a lot of significance in the region.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in and around Sedam; 55 km away is an ancient fort in Gulbarga built in 1347. 81 km or an hour and a half drives away is Jevargi, a sacred Jain pilgrimage site on the banks of River Bhima. Close to an hour or 55 km away is the Sharana Basaveshwara Temple.
How to Get There
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is around 130 km away.
Sedam has its own railway station and one can always check IRCTC for the same.
Sedam Bus Stand Chris is around 0.4 km from Sedam. Karnataka state transport buses and private tourist buses regularly provide bus services like Pavit Tours and Travels for tourists and pilgrims. Avail of online bus ticket booking offers whenever you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.