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Mohamad Gawan Madarsa

Bidar

13.8/5(4 Ratings)

Mohamad Gawan Madarsa Overview

Ranked 7 of 10 sightseeing in Bidar

Mohamad Gawan Madarsa is the remains of an ancient theological college, which is situated in the old town of Bidar. This madarsa was built in 1472 by Gawan, who was a Persian exile and scholar of the Bahmani court. Formerly, the college was one of the greatest centres of Islamic learning. of its time. The three-storeyed building of this college was once surmounted with domes.

The walls of the college are adorned with colourful tile work and are inscribed with verses from the holy Quran. Earlier, this college housed a library, mosque, laboratory, and lecture halls,. The complex of the madarsa also had quarters for the teaching faculty as well as a students’ hostel.
 

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Mohamad Gawan Madarsa

Haris Sumair
17th Jan 16

What travellers are saying about Mohamad Gawan Madarsa

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Ankit Kumar

Ankit Kumar4.3/5

2 reviews

Magnificent Architectural heritage

I had an amazing experience visiting this place, it's ruined except Mosque area. The calligraphic designs are amazing they are no paint, they are colored stones and the ancient minaret is of Persian style. You get to see a mixture of Arabic and Persian architecture. Its very near to Gawan Chowk and Bidar Fort, Do visit their. Don't worry about food there are many eateries serving Hyderabadi Biryani and Irani Chai around here.

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Haris Sumair

Haris Sumair4.3/5

10 reviews

Mosque with a big minaret

It used to be a madrasa now what lies is just a mosque with a minaret. There are some restrictions though women need to dress modestly in order to enter the mosque area. You can stroll in the park and roam around the giant ruins and the mosque and see the Arabic calligraphy. I would suggest going straight to fort afterwards which is very near and do try the biryani in front of the madrassa. BTW, this place has no fee for entry to Mosque but for entry to the ruins you gotta pay a little ticket price.

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Varma Sanjay

Varma Sanjay2.1/5

5 reviews

Worlds heritage college

It is a very beautiful place to see it, and it's a free entry, build of domes and we can take some Bahamani Kingdom sculpt example. In olden days scholars from other countries like Persian, Arab they use to come here and study, it was the university in those days. Now it's so much defected and some of the walls have been fallen down.

Pavan Kumar

Pavan Kumar4.3/5

45 reviews

Grand and great

It is a grand and great historical place situated very near to Bidar Fort. There is no fee for this attraction. This is a must see place in Bidar. It looks huge.
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