“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
Hello Lovely readers,
We all need a change every now and then, few people need more often, like me 😉 After chilling out for half of the day we thought to make a trip to some nearby place and the one which seemed doable was Bidar. Other places we cancelled were Gandikota and Hampi (6-7 hrs drive). Bidar is a historical city and fort at the northernmost part of Karnataka, border of Telangana. Sultan Alla-Ud-Din Bahman of the Bahmanid Dynasty shifted his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1427 and built his fort. It is said that he built 30 Islamic monuments but those are in ruins now. It is a beautiful architecture and is spread across a vast land, we could not cover all the ends due to the torturous heat.
Bidar is well connected by the road, it proved to be a bit tiring drive as the roads are under construction. You have to keep looking for the diversion boards. Once the four lane construction is done it is going to be one smooth drive. We started off by 1 o’clock and took almost 2hr 15 min to reach Bidar via BHEL – Patancheru, NH9. If you are starting from Gachibowli, take the Lingampally road to reach NH9. The time we started, there was lot of traffic with trucks and buses capturing 90% of the roads 🙂 But as you cross the city the roads become easy to drive and you start enjoying it (lots of mango plantations on the way) in tits bits(due to the construction).
Once you reach the Bidar diversion(a 25 km stretch), the road is very smooth and you feel like flying 😉 Bidar fort has defense walls all around, is very huge and is an example of marvelous architecture. The walls look red in color. It has huge entrances which look grand and awesome. We roamed around the fort and took the awaited Yoga pics 🙂 (check my Instagram) it also has a beautiful garden and a museum. The view at the back is amazing with backdrop of greenery and view of the city.
By the time we were done strolling we got hungry. After inquiring around, we got to know about a vegetarian restaurant called Hotel Rohit. We wanted to eat non veg so we went to a lesser known place called Mahek, there we had Mutton curry, egg curry and Tandoori roti, all this for only 320/-, very light on pocket 🙂 They eat mild spice, so you don’t have to worry about it 🙂
After roaming around the fort and having a sumptuous supper we headed back to Hyderabad by 6:45 pm. We reached by 9:45pm, because of the traffic and it was dark. Talking about traveling, do wear comfortable and light clothes if visiting this place. Wear flats or flat shoes and shades as you will have to walk a lot. Carry a Hat or umbrella if visiting between March-June.
Overall, it proved to be a great weekend getaway. We came to know a bit about our history 🙂 Would love to go there again, once the roads are fully constructed 😉
Take care till the next time 🙂
Reference – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidar