Bijapur is an ancient
town situated in the northwest of Bangalore. Bijapur, the
capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty is located at a distance of
613 kms from Bangalore City and about 486 kms from the city of
Mumbai. What makes the city famous are its monuments that are
excellent examples of South Indian style of architecture.
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Bijapur and the Gol Gumbaz has become almost
synonymous. The Gol Gumbaz is the second largest dome in the
world with a diameter of 44 meter. One striking feature of the
dome is that it is not supported by a single pillar. This dome
is a highly sensitive echo chamber. Even the smallest sound is
reverberated to the other side of the Gombuz.
This mosque dates back to the second half of the
sixteenth and the first half of the seventeenth century. It has
the distinction of being one of the first mosques in India. The
mosque covers an area of 10,810 square meters and contains nine
massive arches. The Jumma Masjid also houses a copy of the holy
Quran, written in gold.
Cenotaph There is an interesting legend associated
with this cenotaph. It is believed that Afzal Khan ordered the
construction of this tomb in his lifetime and had expressed the
wish to be buried in this tomb. But after his death he could not
be buried there.
Rauza This is an impressive tomb with carefully laid
out corridors and exquisitely bedecked walls. The complex
incorporates two buildings, the tombs of Ibrahim Adil Shah II
and his family and a mosque. The gardens are beautifully
maintained and the facades are superb instances of stonework.
How to reach Bijapur
By Air The nearest airport to Bijapur is in
By Rail Bijapur is connected to Bangalore,
Mumbai, Hospet and Vasco da Gama by rail.
By Road You can also travel to Bijapur from
Aihole, Badami, Pattadakal, Hampi, Belgaum, Bangalore and Mumbai
as these places are well connected by road.
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