Bijapur Tourism

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The city of monuments

This is one of the oldest cities in karnataka. The main attraction in Bijapur is the famous Gol Gumbaz. This is popularly know as the Taj Mahala of South India. The architecture and the engineering is just phenomenal. It is a must visit in Bijapur. The weather is also pleasant during the evening and hot during the day. Overall a nice experience.

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Monuments of Bijapur

Bijapur - This was a long time blacklisted place that I wanted to visit & so was excited to be here. Covered this place in a day - visited places - Ibrahim Rouza, Bara Kaman, Uppali Buruz, Taj Bawdi, Gagan Mahala & Gol Gumbaz.
Ibrahim Rouza ia spectacular monument and easily takes an hour. Bara kaman has 12 pillars and arches that are unfinished. The place looks beautiful as it is different from any other monuments.
Malik-e-Maidan - after a climb of few steps, reached this place which houses a cannon(on small tower called Sherzi-Buruz) and a small park in front.
Uppali Buruz is a tower with spiral staircases which has cannons to defend Bijapur. Taj Bawdi is a large water tank, when we visited, the site was being cleaned for renovation. Gagan Mahala comprises a big arch with smaller arches on the sides. It looks like a stage and has a small park in front of it.
We finally went to Gol Gumbaz(last place on our list). There will be lots of local guides flocking visitors. We too hired one. The place was crowded as lots of people visit. There is an archaeological museum in front which we skipped and proceeded to see the Gumbaz. The ground floor has the tombs. We can see the whispering grizzling of the dome) from the ground floor. There are 7 storied towers in all the 4 sides of the monument. One has to climb the stairs in these towers to reach the top of the Gumbaz to whispering Gallery. It was very noisy as lots of people in whispering gallery were shouting. The whispering gallery creates echoes of the sound and so the people will be shouting. We can go round the top of the gumbaz. We can see the city from top of the Gumbaz.
This ends our trip and we headed back to Railway station to catch our train back.

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Bijapur Overview

Bijapur is a city as well as headquarters of the Bijapur district situated in the north-western part of Karnataka. It is situated about 530 km from the capital city Bangalore. This town is famous for its monuments built during the Dynasty of Adil Shahi, including the renowned Gol Gumbaz, along with ancient Islamic architecture and cultural value.

Solapur of Maharashtra surrounds the district of Bijapur on the northern side and Sangli district lies on the north-western side. The other districts bordering the regions are Belgaum on the western side and Bagalkote on the southern side.

Established in the 10th and 11th century by the Chalukyas of Kalyani as Vijayapura, the region of Bijapur was later conquered by the Sultan of Delhi, Allaudin Khilji, in the 13th century. The Bahamani Empire of Gulburga took over the city in 1347.

The founder of the independent region of Bijapur was Yusuf Adil Shah. However, in the year 1686, the rule on this region was ended on the arrival of Mirza Raja Jai Singh under the reign of Aurungzeb, the Mughal Emperor.

One of the most popular festivals celebrated here is the Bijapur Music Festival, which is a musical bonanza that is held every year and is organised by the Government of Karnataka. Other than this, the fair of Shri Siddheshwar Temple is held during the festival of Makar Sankranti. The Siddeshwar Temple is also a popular tourist destination.

One of the most popular destinations here is Gol Gumbaz that is also known by the name of Gola Gummata. It is considered to be the second largest dome in the world consisting of echo chambers and the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah.

The other popular places include the Jumma Masjid built by Adil Shah and Ibrahim Rauza, which is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II who was the fifth king of the Adil Shah Dynasty. These places are said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal.

The world’s largest cannon belonging to the medieval period, the Malik-e-Maidan is located at Kollur. The pilgrim centre of the 12th century poet and reformer, Saint Basaveshwara, is located at Kudalasangama, 67 km from Bijapur.

The best time to visit Bijapur is the winter season from the months of October to February.

There is so much to see in Bijapur.

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