Bidar is a city in the north-eastern Indian state of Karnataka. It is the district headquarters of Bidar District. The city is located on the Deccan Plateau, 757 meters above sea level. Bidar is well known for its historical and religious monuments. In the larger Bidar Metropolitan Area, it is a rapidly urbanizing city. The city is famous for its numerous architectural, historical, and religious landmarks. It has long been ignored by the state government due to its remote location, approximately 700 kilometers (430 miles) from Bengaluru, the state capital. The 98 sites in the mountaintop city that functioned as the capital of medieval Deccan are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, with four national monuments and 14 by the State Archaeology Department of Karnataka. Bidar was added to the 2014 World Monument Watchlist.