Bidar is a city in the Indian State of Karnataka, named after Bamboo, locally called “Bidiru”. The origin of its name traces back to an old bamboo jungle that lasted in the area. This city at the edge of the Deccan Plateau is from the northeastern part of the state, hence called the peak of Karnataka. Bidar city is regarded for its ancient forts and handicraft products. The city, the district, and the fort are all tagged with the name Bidar. The city has other main attractions like Basavakalyana Fort, Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib, Narasimha Jhira Cave temple, and Old Bidar Fort.
Old Bidar fort is situated in the Bidar district of Karnataka. The fort, the city, and the district are all affixed with the same name. Sultan Alla-Ud Din Bahman of the Bahmanid Dynasty shifted his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1427 and built this fort along with a number of Islamic monuments.
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