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Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple

A famous cave temple popularly referred to as Jharani Narasimha Cave Temple is dedicated to self manifested deity of Narasimha Dev. To worship the deity of the temple, devotees have to pass through the cave which comprise of a continuously flowing stream of water.The water in the cave is about at the waist level with bats hovering at the ceiling. Although sounds bit spooky, the place will definitely leave you enchanted with the spiritual aura it creates. Do note that the sanctum can only accommodate 8 people at a time.

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Bidar Fort

Bidar Fort stands tall with historical significance and architectural brilliance in the city of Bidar in Karnataka. A favourite tourist spot in the state, the majestic fort is a sneak peek into the opulent past of India and mighty South Indian dynasties that ruled over Deccan. Now a deserted place with over 30 structures inside the fort walls, it boasts of its massive bastions, fortifications, moats and the colourful royal palaces and museums.

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Bahmani Tombs

A cluster of 12 tombs located in Ashtoor is what is known as Bahmani Tombs. The tombs comprise of large mausoleums adorned with lofty domes, arches and niches. The most sought after tomb is that of Ahmad Shah-Al-Wali which is best known for its fascinating walls engraved with verses from the Quran in gold colour. The paintings on the wall of the tomb are quite spectacular. The salient feature of the tomb is the swastika symbol that adorns the wall of the mausoleum.

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Papnash Shiva Temple

Papnash Shiva Temple is one of the most popular temples of the city. It is believed that Lord Ram while returning from Lanka installed a Shivalingam in this temple. Owing to its importance, the temple is always flocked with devotees from all over the country especially during the festival of Shivratri. The surroundings of the temple are also quite captivating with a natural spring flowing into a pond Papnasha.

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Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah

Chaukhandi is a tomb created in the honor of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, the spiritual advisor of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah. The tomb is in itself a magnificent structure featuring a two storied octagonal shaped tomb adorned with stone work and beautiful calligraphy. It also features granite pillars with incredible carving.