Lying on the outskirts of Bidar, Bhalki is an off-beat travel destination that mostly invites history-lovers. The main attraction is the Bhalki Fort that was built between 1820 and 1850 by Ramachandra Jadhav and Dhanaji Jadhav, under king Jang Bahadur (Khas Rajput ruler of Nepal). Built in black stone, the fort is spread over an area of five acre. This fort houses a rich collection of the depot of arms and ammunition of the Maratha army.

The structure is quadrangle in design and has one bastion and 20-ft-high walls. During the British rule, the fort fell into the possession of the Nizam of Hyderabad. It also has two important temples: Kumbheshwar Temple that lies within its premises and Bhalkeshwar Temple that lies slightly away. On one side of the fort wall lies a stepwell and on the other, is a narrow passage that leads to a courtyard in the north. On the northern end, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

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