Bijapur

Bijapur | Karnataka | India
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Famous for the Gol Gumbaj and other monuments of historical heritage, Bijapur is a tourist destination that takes one back to the days gone by from the royal era. Renowned world over for having the largest dome in the world i. e. the Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur is one of the most important heritage tourist centres in […]

Famous for the Gol Gumbaj and other monuments of historical heritage, Bijapur is a tourist destination that takes one back to the days gone by from the royal era. Renowned world over for having the largest dome in the world i. e. the Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur is one of the most important heritage tourist centres in South India. Bijapur is also an important commercial district in the state of Karnataka. Built around 10th-11th century by the Kalyani Chalukyas, Bijapur was known as Vijayapura in those times. Vijaypura literally means the City of Victory. Ibrahim Rauza is another important monument of Bijapur and is also known as the Taj Mahal of the Deccan.

Among other important attractions, there are various mosques including Jumma Masjid, palaces citadels. Gol Gumbaz is the crypt of Mohammed Adil Shah, who was the Sultan of Bijapur. He was the seventh ruler of Adil Shah Dynasty. This magnificent monument was constructed by the architect Yaqut of Dabul, in the year 1656. The monument derives its name from “Gola Gummata” or “Gol Gombadh”, which mean a “circular dome”. Constructed as per the Deccan architecture, Gol Gumbaz is one of the most significant monuments of India located in the state of Karnataka. Ibrahim Rouza Ibrahim Rauza is one of the greatest monuments come into existence in Bijapur and the most elegant Islamic monuments in India. The Ibrahim-Rauza also known as Agra of South India is one of the top five historical monuments in the heritage city of Bijapur.

Bijapur Fort Bijapur Fort also called as the Agra of South India is the prominent monuments in the area and home to many other historical monuments such as Ibrahim Rauza and Jamia Masjid. The grand fort of Bijapur also known as the Vijapura Fort is the strongly fortified fort,surrounded by a moat of 50 feet and had more than 1000 canons.

Jama Masjid  also known as Jumma Masjid of Bijapur was built by Ali Adil Shah and one of the largest mosques in South India. Jumma Masjid of Bijapur is the largest mosque in the city and one of the prime attractions of Bijapur.

Bara Kaman is the incomplete mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II and one of the famous heritage sites in Karnataka,located in the Bijapur city. The unfinished mausoleum has twelve arches and the structure was left incomplete.

Asar Mahal  is another beautiful palace in the Bijapur city,built by Mohammed Adil Shah. The palace was built in Indo Islamic architecture with artificial lakes around and was serve as a Hall of Justice.

Gagan Mahal  or sky palace is a major tourist attractions and known for its architecture. The central arch of Gagan Mahal is the tallest and widest in entire city and famous tourist attractions of Bijapur.

Mehtar Mahal  is one of the most elegant structures in the Bijapur Fort,built in Indo-Saracenic style. The monument is one of the most beautiful palaces and a gateway to the mosque and the gardens.

Saath Khabar  means sixty graves is a grave destination in Bijapur also called the dark tourist spot in Bijapur. The site hosts graves of 60 ladies and the place is now a visitor attraction in Bijapur.

Map of Bijapur