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“Historical place Bijapur”
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4 reviews
5 helpful votes
“Historical place Bijapur”
Reviewed 12 February 2009

I visited Bijapur just two months back when the weather was excellent.Its best if you visit in winter.We took a Indica from Sholapur which took around 3 hrs.Another way is use State transport Bus or train.On the way from Sholapur to Bijapur you can see beautiful farms of Sunflower.We prefered to stay at hotel in Sholapur for Maharashtrian food.The first place we visited was Ibrahim Rauza which is one of the best structure in historic town of Aihole.A perfect structure designed by Malik Sandal which comprises a mosque to the right and a tomb to the left.Inside you will find 4 minarets and a mosque.At entrance you will find a beutiful garden looks somewhat like Taj.There is one copmlex structure,locals called it as Bhulbulaiya which is below Ibrahim Rauza having one arch at each 20 feet ditance and full of darkness yet brightly lit at each arch,amazing one.
The our next visit was to the world's second largest Dome called as "Gol Gumbaz" which is around 2 km from main Bijapur.There areno pillars to the dome.To reach at the top there are stairs from where the view is excellent.It is seven storey adjoin towers.This Gol Gumbaz is famous for Whispering Gallery.Just drop a coin or whisper at one side you can hear the sound at opposite side which is a miracle as the opposite end is at very far distance.Another attraction is a Museum infront of this Gol Gumbaz.It has old painting and beautiful sculptures.You will find royal pottery collections,weapens,gifts given by foreign diplomats,handscript Kurans and original pertian carpets etc.In short its a very good historic place related to Adil shah.

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1 review
“my favorite place in bijapur”
Reviewed 10 November 2008

my native place itself is bijapur,karnataka ,india.and i travelled at many place in karnataka,maharashtra as well as other countrys like in gulf,but inever feel such comfertable what i feel in bijapur.
there are many historical places in bijapur and very near by bijapur such as Golgumbaz,ibrahim roza,bara kaman,uplli bruj,shiva temple,siddeshwar temple,jamma masjid,etc.so i personnaly advise to all traveller to visit at list once in a life.

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San Diego, CA
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
“Very impressive Hindu/Islamic sculpture”
Reviewed 5 January 2006

Bijapur is hidden treasure in Southen part India. It is a historical place with its peak during the 1600 AD. It was ruled by Persian kings who hailed from Turkey.

Some the important historical monuments that we found worth seeing are as follows:

1. Gol Gumbaz - World's second largest and Asia's largest free standing dome, with 145 ft. diameter. It is a architectural marvel with unique acoustic mechanisms built into the architecture. It was built from 1626 to 1656 (yes took 20 years)

2. Ibrahim Roza - Built from 1610 to 1626 is a mix of a tomb and prayer hall, has exquisite artistic marvel.
The monument has two free falling chains that are carved in single stone
3. Mulak-E-Maidan cannon - Cannon built of 5 metals (Iron, Brass, Copper, Gold, Silver) weighs 55 tons

4. Other small monuments

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