Bijapur city is well known for its historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty.
Bijapur is located 530 km northwest of Bangalore and about 550 km from Mumbai. The city was established in the 10th-11th centuries by the Kalyani Chalukyas and was known as Vijayapura (City of victory). The city came under the influence of the Khilji Sultanate in Delhi by the late 13th century. In 1347, the area was conquered by the Bahmani Sultanate of Gulbarga. By this time, the city was being referred as Vijapur or Bijapur. Bijapur, Karnataka
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Jumma Masjid (Jamiya Masjid)
A Mosque built by Ali Adil Shah I over 300 years ago. The Kuran inscriptions in gold are the main attraction. It can contain 2250 prayers. Free entrance.
Malik E Maidan
(Near Mahatma Gandhi Road). Translated as the king of the field, this is a huge cannon made of "Panchaloha" or five metals. It weighs 55 tons. This cannon helped Bijapur to defeat mighty the Vijayanagar empire in the battle of Rakkasatangadi (Talikot) in 1565. (latitude,)
Entrance on Station Road. 06:00 - 18:00. It is The second largest dome and largest unsupported dome in the world. It is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah and his family. It was built in 1659. At the top, the whispering gallery is a wonder where a tick of watch can be heard from opposite side of the dome over 200 feet away. Entrance Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 100 for foreigners.
Bijapur Market, Gandhi Circle. You can wander around this crowded and noisy market and see the vegetables and spices which are sold there.
It’s a village famous for its Cave temples located 128 km southwest of Bijapur
The Hindu temple which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located 60 km southwest of Bijapur.