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The heritage city of Bijapur lies in the Deccan Plateau and is originally known as the Queen of Deccan. Bijapur, the land of five rivers and the domain of different cultures, is an ancient city. The city established in the 10th and 11th centuries by the Chalukyas of Kalyani was known as Vijayapur (City of victory). The one-time capital of the Adil Shahi kings (1489-1686), Bijapur is dotted with mosques, mausoleums, palaces, fortifications, watchtowers and strong gateways. The city boasts of more than 50 mosques, 20 mausoleums and many palaces – remnants of the regal past. Bijapur is a heritage destination known for its medieval monuments, which are a unique form of Islamic architecture. It is well known for its historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of the Adil Shahi dynasty. Bijapur’s regal monuments attract a large number of tourists.