Bijapur | India
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Bijapur now Vijayapur - (Kannada: ವಿಜಾಪುರ) is a city of the Karnataka State in the Bijapur district. Bijapur is located 530 km northwest of Bangalore and about 550 km from Mumbai


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Ibrahim Roza Anand Mahal. This was private residence of the king with the queen, used for relaxing and pleasure, hence the name Anand Mahal.  16.82602975.7226021 Asar Mahal (Entrance on Station Road). This building was constructed in 1646 by the Sultan Mohammed. It was a justice hall.  16.83069175.7183332 Bara Kaman (Near Station Road). Ali Adil Shah II started to build a beautiful structure with 12 arches in 12 rows and 12 columns and 12 storeys tall, so that its shadow would fall on Golgumbaz in the evening. He died before it got completed. Nowadays, the uncompleted monument can be visited.  16.826975.71843 Gagan Mahal. This was initially the court of King Adil Shah  16.8288575.735854 Gol Gumbaz (Gol Gummat), 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 ₹15 for Indians and ₹100 for foreigners.  16.82704475.7020255 Ibrahim Rauza mausoleum. 06:00 - 18:00. A great architecture for this mausoleum constructed in 1626 by Ibrahim Adil Shah II. It contains the tombs of Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his wife. It also contains the tombs of member of his family. Entrance ₹5 for Indians and ₹100 for foreigners.  16.8220875.728776 Jumma Masjid (Jamiya Masjid). A Mosque built by Ali Adil Shah I over 300 years ago for the entire city (jumma = public gathering). The Kuran inscriptions in gold is the main attraction. It can contain 2250 devotees. The intricately carved mihrab (the niche that points the direction to Mecca) is absolutely brilliant and is in stark contrast to the generally simple and bare architecture of the mosque itself (which is quite typical for the Deccan monuments) Free entrance.  Lord Shiva Monument 16.83275.7097 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 weights 55 tons. This cannon helped Bijapur to defeat mighty the Vijayanagar empire in the battle of Rakkasatangadi (Talikot) in 1565.  16.827575.65798 Navarasapura. It is a mystery how this great theater of music remained undiscovered until 1990, but when it was found the scientists were amazed about the acoustics used. In the memory of this find, Bijapur celebrates "Navarasapur Utsav" every 5 years where renowned musicians from across India come to perform  Statue of Lord Shiva. This was recently built and at 80 feets tall, is the largest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. Entrance ₹3.  16.825405275.70983269 Taj Bawdi(Tasabavadi). A large well with the temple of Rama on the other side. It was never possible to empty this well.  16.832475.711510 Upali Buruj (Upli Burz) (Near Malik E Maidan). This is a large structure around 80 feets tall build in 1584. Has cannons at the top. One can get 360 degrees view of Bijapur town.