A pleasant town with a relaxed atmosphere where one can visit abandoned 15th century palaces, mosques and huge domed tombs which provide some of the finest examples of Muslim architecture in the Deccan.

Bidar is still a centre of `Bidriware’ a distinct craft of this district whereby beautiful flowing floral and arabesque patterns are inlaid and engraved on articles varying from large vases and boxes, jewellery and plates to tiny buttons and cuff links. This unique damascene metalwork technique , known as bidri, was developed by the Persian silversmiths that came to the area in the 15th century. Their descendants can be seen at work on Siddiq Talim Road in the old part of town.

Bidar can easily be visited on the way from Hyderabad to Gulbarga.

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