Bidar District is a district of Karnataka state in southern India. The historic city of Bidar is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district is located in the northeastern corner of the state, near the borders of Andhra Pradesh to the east and Maharashtra to the north and west. Gulbarga District lies to the south. Bidar is 120 km from Andhra Pradesh's capital Hyderabad. The district has five talukas, Bidar, Humnabad, Bhalki, Aurad, and Basavakalyana.
The district has two river basins, the Godavari and the Krishna. The Godavari basin extends to over 4,411 kmē of which Manjra covers up to 1,989 kmē and Karanja up to 2,422 kmē. Manjra is the main river of the district and it is a tributary of Godavari. Karanja is also a tributary of Manjra.
Guru Nank Jhira, Bidar: Gurudwara Bidar is one of Holiest Place for Sikhs. Every Year this place attracts lots of tourists from all parts of the country particularly during the months of November and March. Legend has it that Saint Guru Nanak visited the palce while the land was in the grip of a famine The Guru performed a miracle at the request of the locals and a spring of water from the laterite rock mountain burst out. Till this day crystal clear water flows from the laterite trap.The belief is that drinking of this water cures many ailments.
Papnash Shiva Temple at Bidar: As per the local traditional saying, the Shiva Linga idol in this temple is one of those installed by Shri RAM during the time of his journey back from Lanka. The location of the temple in a valley is mesmerising to the eyes. Every year at the time of Shivrathri festival lot of tourists visit this place. A natural spring flows into a pond in front of the temple which is called 'Papnasha'
Narshimha Jhira Water Cave Temple: At this place the Powerful diety as per the belief here is situated in cave of nealy 300 meters. One has to wade through water upto chest height to have darshan of the diety. It will be thrilling experience with bats and owls sitting on the roof toop of cave but they will not do any harm to the devotees. In the year 1999 with efforts of an young IAS Officer Mr. M Maheswar Rao who was working as Assistant Commissioner and was incharge of this temple comittee got the cave Air conditioned and Electrified.
Dev DeV Vana (Botanical Garden): An Eco Tourism center 6 KM away from Bidar town on Bidar - Hyderbad Highway. With more than 200 medicinal plants, this vana is believed to be something of a unconventional temple of plants.
Veerbhadreshewar Jatra's at Humnabad & Changlare: Two very ancient temples of Lord Veerbhadreshwara in Humnabad Taluk one at Humnabad and one at Changlara village attract lakhs of tourists in the Month of January and November respectively for the yearly Jatra and cart pulling Mohotsav's. The temple at Humnabad constructed in 1725 is famous for its moving pillar.
Manik Prabhu Temple at Humnabad: It attracts lots of tourists in the Month of December at the time of Annual Celebrations. On the same ocassion every year a Night long Classical Musical function will be held and till now the likes of Bhimsen Joshi, Zakir hussain and many others have come here for this annual jatra mahotsav.