Tourist Places in Karnataka
Tours to Bijapur is an ancient town situated in the northwest of Bangalore. Tours to Bijapur, the capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty is located
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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. Southindiatourtravel.com provides you with a comprehensive info on the tourist attractions in
Tours to Bijapur.
Gol Gumbaz – Bijapur Tours and the Gol Gumbaz has become almost synonymous.
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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.
Jumma Masjid – Tours To South India and the Bijapur Tours and 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.
Afzal Khan's Cenotaph – Tours To
South India and 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.
The Ibrahim Rauza – Tour To Bijapur
Karnataka and 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.
The handiwork of expert Iranian artisans, this square enclosure consists the tombs of Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his family. This monument, which is believed to have inspired the creation of the Taj Mahal at Agra, is noted for its striking symmetry of proportion, exquisite minarets cupolas, parapets and cornices. This whole structure lies above a basement which houses secret passages (used to store munitions and food) and also holds living quarters for the cavalry, with stables opposite.
This mammoth cannon, fourteen feet long and weighing about 55 tons, is an awe-inspiring sight. Built by the Adil Shahis, the muzzle of the cannon is shaped like the head of a lion crushing an elephant to death with its huge jaws. A unique feature of this legendary gun is that it is always cool to touch even under the blazing sun.
During your tour of Bijapur, do not miss this magnificent mosque. The Jumma Masjid spreading over an area of 116300 square feet is regarded as one of the finest mosques in India. An epitome of Adil Shahi architecture, this grand mosque is a visual delight with its graceful arches, aisles, halls, intricate designs, and large crowning onion dome. The masjid carefully preserves a Quran with verses inscribed in letters of gold.
How to reach Bijapur
By Air –Tour To Bijapur Karnataka and the nearest airport to Bijapur
is in Belgaum.
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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