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.
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.
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.