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Bijapur

Bijapur

Population:
326360
Average Climate:
Summer: 22° C – 38° C
Winter: 15° C – 28° C
Best time to visit:
October to March
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About Bijapur

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. 

Tourist Attractions

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Gol Gumbaz s

s Gol Gumbaz the colossal tomb, has a height of 51m and a diameter of 37m having a floor area of 1700 sqm. It is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah (ruled 1627-1657). It is the largest dome in India and most famous monument in Bijapur. A particular attraction in this monument is the central chamber, where every sound is echoed seven times. Another attraction at the Gol Gumbaz is the Whispering Gallery, where even minute sounds can be heard clearly 37 metres away. The building in front of the tomb has been renovated to a museum in the present day. Gol Gumbaz complex includes a mosque, a Naqqar Khana (a hall for the trumpeters) (Now it is used as museum) and the ruins of guest houses. 

Jumma Masjids

Ibrahim-Rauzas