BIDAR - BASAVKALYAN TOUR
25th January 2020
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Brief Info

Date: 25th - 26th Jan 2020


Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night

Grade: Easy

About the place -

Basavakalyan - 

Basavakalyan Fort is considered to be one of the oldest and most imposing forts in South India. It was built by King Nalaraja in the 10th century. Basavakalyan, earlier known as Kalyani, was the royal capital of the Western Chalukyan Dynasty from 1050 to 1189. The name was changed to Basavakalyan in 1956. It is named after Basaveshwara, a spiritual scholar from 12th century. During the rule of Chalukyas, Jainism flourished and a large number of Jain images were carved on the walls of the forts by Chalukya kings.

This fort was ruled by Yadavas of Devagiri, Kalachuris, Western Chalukyas, Bijapur Sultanate, Bidar Sultanate, Bahamani Sultanate and Hyderabad Nizams. After the fall of Western Chalukyas in 12th century the fort lost its important though small additions to the fort were continued further. The fort still shows signs of different dynasties ruled this region.

Bidar -

Bidar Fort is one of the magnificent forts in Karnataka and main tourist attraction of Bidar. The Bidar fort is a specimen of the Persian architectural style having 1.21 km in length and 0.80 km in breadth, with a quadrangular layout. Surrounded by three miles long walls and comprising 37 bastions, it is surrounded by a triple moat. Within the fort complex, there is an old city, with monuments and structures from Bahamian era. Among these monuments, Gagan Mahal, Rangin Mahal and Tarkash Mahal are most popular. Jami Masjid and Solah Khamba Masjid are the two notable mosques constructed within the fort.

There are seven gates in the fort. The dominant main gate exhibits Persian style architecture. The Gumbad Darwaza depicts arches with stilted size, also in Persian style. The Sherza Darwaza, the second gate of entry depicts two images of tigers carved on its fascia. The other gates are the Fateh Gate on the south, Talghat Gate in the east, Delhi Gate and Mandu Gate. The prominent bastion at the entry is known as the Munda Burj with guns positioned on it.

The initialBidar Fort is considered to have been built during the reign of the Western Chalukya dynasty which was established in 977 AD at Kalyani. Subsequently, it was captured by the Yadava dynasty of Devagiri and fell yet again to the Kakatiyas of Warangal. Bidar Fort was rebuilt by Sultan Ahmed Shah Wali of Bahmani Dynasty, when his capital was moved from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1430 along with a number of Islamic monuments.


Tour Itinerary

Itinerary - 


Friday - 

  • Meet at CSMT Railway Station at 20:30 Hrs
  • Travel by 22143 Mumbai - Bidar Express at 21:00 Hrs

Saturday - 

  • Reach Bidar by 9:15 Hrs
  • Transfer to the hotel and freshen up
  • Breakfast and sightseeing around Bidar
  • Visit Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib and have lunch
  • Visit Bidar Fort
  • Dinner and retire for the day

Sunday - 

  • Wake up early and freshen up by 7:00 Hrs
  • Visit Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
  • Breakfast and Travel to Basavkalyan (~ 2 hrs)
  • Sightseeing in Basavakalyan Fort
  • Visit the Museum and Basaveshwara Stateau
  • Visit Kamalishwara Temple at jalasangi (if time permits)
  • Travel back to Bidar / Bhalki
  • Board the train 22144 Bidat - Mumbai Express at 19:50 Hrs

Tour Cost
Tour Cost is ₹ 4900/- only


Cost includes - 

  • Train Ticket from Mumbai to Bidar and back by SL Class
  • Accommodation on triple sharing 
  • All meals during the trip (2 BF, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
  • Local transportation for sightseeing
  • Entry Tickets at the monuments
  • Guide and Expertise Cost

The cost does not include - 

  • Bottled Drinking Water and Cold Drinks
  • Camera Charges
  • any kind of personal or travel insurance
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the cost includes
Registration Process

To register for the trek, contact - 9987577684 / 9819986540 / 9987007742

Email us at owletoutdoors@gmail.com

One has to pay Rs 2000/- (Non refundable) at the time of registrtion.

Remaining amount to pay 1 month before the journey date.

Handover cash or deposit in the following bank account -

Account Name: OWLET OUTDOORS
Account Number: 50200028742000 (Current)
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali East, Mumbai
IFSC: HDFC0000414


Note: Train Bookings open 4 months in advance. So get confirmed train tickets, register yourself well in time.
Things to be carried

Here is a list of things to be carried for the trek - 

  • Haversack to put in everything to be carried for the trek
  • Water - 2 Liters at least
  • Extra clothes, Towel / Napkin
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Something to munch on during journey
  • Sunscreen lotion, Mosquito repellent
  • Personal Medicines required if any
  • Identity Proof
Rules to be followed

Few Rules we would like people follow -


  • Consumption of alcohol, smoking, drugs, narcotics is strictly now allowed and would lead to expulsion from the trek.
  • Leader's decision will be final and binding to all members. No arguments will be entertained.
  • Each member is responsible for their own safety and baggage.
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold ornaments.
  • Please do not litter. Do not throw plastic, paper, wrappers, bottles etc. Carry them home to throw in the dustbin.
  • We strongly believe in saying - Wherever we go, leave only footprints and take back only memories.
Other Info

Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing / Rappelling is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The organization will not be responsible for any injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek. 

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For Registraion Email Us at: owletoutdoors@gmail.com

or Call: 9987577684 / 9819986540