Bijapur Tourism
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Bijapur Tourism

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Bijapur Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
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.                 

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Abdullah khan A
  • Abdullah khan A
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 12 Reviews

"A historic city at Karnataka"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 13, 2014
Bijapur is well known for the great monuments of historical importance built during the Adil Shahi dynasty and it is a 9th biggest city in Karnataka. There are many places which we must visit. Bijapur is the best location to Visit, We find many historical Structures like Gol Gumbaz, Barakaman, Asarmahal, Tazaboudi, Gaganmahal and Zodagumbz.
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Namdeo Bhosale
  • Namdeo Bhosale
  • Lives in Jamnagar
  • 3 Reviews

"A very beautiful historical place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 28, 2014
Bijapur is of very historical importance. Gol Ghumbaz is one of the important historical monument and is under the care of govt. of India. The speciality of this monument is the eco sound. You can hear 7 times eco of your voice in the monument. It is in the heart of the city and at walking distance from the railway station. The station is well linked with Mumbai. In the city, other places are also very nice like Taj Bawadi and Malik Maidan where India's largest Cannon is played. It is very worth and value for money.
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Roopa Shree
  • Roopa Shree
  • Heritage seeker
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  • 4 Reviews

"A historical place with beautiful monuments"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2014
Bijapur is well-known for the great monuments of historical importance built during the Adil Shahi dynasty and it is the ninth biggest city in Karnataka. There are many places to visit like Gol Gumbaz, the Archaeological Museum, Ibrahim Rauza, Malik-e-Maidan, Gagan Mahal, Asar Mahal, Saat Kabar and Basavan Bagewadi. It is one of the hottest district so we need to carry an umbrella and cold water.
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Sameer Belagali
  • Sameer Belagali
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews

"A place with many historical structures"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jul 11, 2014
Bijapur is the best location to visit. We find many historical structures like Golgumbz, Bara Kaman, Asar Mahal, Gagan Mahal and Jod Gumbaz. If you want to enjoy the trip and destination then use the local tanga instead of bus or auto. Tanga ride will make us feel the culture of city and enjoy each moment. Best time to visit is during July to September.
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Hitesh
  • Hitesh
  • 2 Reviews

"a trip to bijapur"

  • Posted May 24, 2013
a paradise for refreshment from the bored routine life can enjoy with friends playing indoor games overall a best place visit a historic city

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: gol gumbaz is a must watch

Activities & things to do: party with friends

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: too much hot place best time is from june to december
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Srikanth
  • Srikanth
  • 2 Reviews

"Good place but in bijapur..."

  • Posted May 12, 2013
Good place but in bijapur roads are not good and climate is also not good. But over all many places we can see and good sight seeing place but this place is very hot and family hotels are very less , in life one time this place has to be see .

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is average , sight seeing good but shopping there is no good malls and shops.

Activities & things to do: its was historic place and in this place many places are we can see and experience and famous gol gumbaz is in the city and wonderful experience place.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: its was very near to bagalkot and hubli and bus facility are good .and from bangalore many bus /train are available.
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Amit
  • Amit
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 3 Reviews

"Blissful Bijapur"

  • Posted Jan 24, 2013
A wonderful destination to go to in case you like monuments and Indo Islamic architecture. The city really amazed me with the architecture and technology that existed way back 500 years back. Beautiful monuments to visit are Bara kaman, shahi Toop , Jama Masjid and last but definitely not the least GOL GUMBAZ

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is not great , you can eat at Madhuban International which is vergetarian and good . In case you like north karnataka food , you will love eating at Yediyur Kanavalli

Activities & things to do: Site Seeing & food

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Definitely take a guide at Gol Gumbaz , they tell you all the technology adopted
Do not take Auto Guides as they no nothing much
There is a direct train from bangalore which is very comfortable
Local travels is only by Auto
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Kashyap Sanghvi
  • Kashyap Sanghvi
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews

"PEARL HOTEL"

  • Posted Dec 28, 2012
very impressive monuments to see, period. city is filthy

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: gol gumbaj and other historical sites. food have at kamat restaurant

Activities & things to do: visit monumental sites period and/or business

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 4-5 hrs. bus from kolhapur / 2 hrs. bus from solapur. no direct rail to mumbai. can catch train to hyderabad from here
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Akash Sur
  • Akash Sur
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"MEMORIES"

  • Posted Dec 26, 2012
It was pleasant and good.. Having fun n also convenient to travel all the places easily..

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food.. Locations like old history..

Activities & things to do: U can travel in time and dont get late.. Easy for food n the main is tanga wala...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train is the best.
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Basavraj
  • Basavraj
  • 2 Reviews

"Shahi City"

  • Posted Oct 22, 2012
Bijapur is Historical place. It having so many tombs. One is world famous called as Gol Gumbaz.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Madhuvan Resturant, Attractions: Gol Gumbaz, Bara Kaman, Ibrahim Roja, Mulik Maidan Toph, Upali buruj, Sangeet Mahal, Shivagiri.

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Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train & Bus facilities are available.
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