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Trip to Bijapur

Bijapur city of Karnataka is our next travel destination in India. The city presents countless monuments and extraordinary sights for travelers. It will take a week to enjoy the city properly as there are many places to visit. Some of the monuments were built during the reign of the Adil Shah dynasty, and their building designs were known throughout India.

The city is well known for its historical and cultural significance, where you can see many structures belonging to the past, including palaces, forts, temples, mosques, massive gateways, etc. Many essential aspects related to the past of South India can be understood through this city. This heritage site with five rivers and various cultures has a history dating back several hundred years. At that time, it was known as Vijayapura, the city of victory. This ancient city came under the hands of the Yadavas, the Delhi Sultanate after the Chalukyas, under the Sultan of Bahmani. During this time, this city became famous as Bijapur. Here we have share all details about trip to Bijapur.

Bit of history

Bijapur was known as "Vijayapura" in ancient times. The state of Bijapur was conquered by the Shah dynasty and changed to 'Suah' during the reign of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Bijapur is a fortified city even protected with walls and prominent towers in which original cannons remain.

The "City of Victory" captured by the Vijayanagar first passed into the hands of the Muslims in the 13th century, when the Sultans of Delhi appeared. The Bahmani dynasty ruled the area for some time. Still, it was not until the local rulers, Adil Shahi, won their independence from Bidar by expelling the Bahmani garrison and declaring Bijapur the capital that its rise began. Forgetting about their contradictions for a short period at the end of the 16th century. The five Muslim dynasties that arose after the fall of the Bahmani rule and settled in Galcond, Ahmednagar, Bidar, and Gulbarg formed a military alliance against the Vijayanagar.

The benefits of this campaign, which culminated in the destruction of Hampi, gave rise to a bicentennial building boom in Bijapur, during which the city acquired its most remarkable monuments. However, the old enmity between the rival Muslim sultanates of the Deccan soon flared up again, and the royal values ??of the Adil Shahs were squandered in fruitless and protracted wars. A decline had begun from which neither they nor their capital could ever recover.

Bijapur: India in its purest form

It is a city far from the tourist route in which the firm mark of Muslim influence is noticeable. The colors and smells of India mix in its colorful streets while the cows roam freely, to the discomfort of the most honorable.

I liked the Ibrahim Rauza, the mausoleum of Ibrahim Adil Shah II, built-in 1589. It stands out for its beauty and elegance: they say it inspired the Taj Mahal. Also very famous is the Gol Gumbaz, which is also a tomb, crowned by a dome whose diameter is only surpassed by that of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

City and attractions

Unlike most medieval Muslim fortresses, Bijapur did not have natural rock fortifications, and the Adil Shahs had to fortify it with substantial defensive walls. Stretching for 10 km around the city, these bastions, studded with cannon mounts and watchtowers, are pierced by strong gates and smaller rear gates. Another ring of curved walls with loopholes surrounds the Bijapur citadel in the city center. The Sultan's apartments and the hall for solemn receptions were located, from which only ruins now remain.

The tombs of Adil Shahs are scattered in the city suburbs. The most important mosques are located southwest of the citadel. It is possible to visit all the sights of Bijapur in a day, although most tourists stay for two or three days, seeing the monuments at a less strenuous pace.

Indravati National Park

This park is located in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. It is one of the last populations of the rare wild buffalo. It is one of two project tiger sites in Chhattisgarh, along with Udanti-Sitanadi; Indravati National Park is located in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.


The citadel of Bijapur stands in the center of the city, surrounded by battlements on all sides except the north. Most of these buildings were destroyed from the inside or turned into government offices, but what remains gives an idea of ??how imposing this royal court once was. The surviving monuments are located next to the main artery of the citadel - the Anand Mahal road, which runs from north to south; it can be reached by going around the southeast wall from the side of Asar Mahal or the north side across the road behind the Mayura Adil Shahi Hotel.

In the latter case, you will first get to the Gagan Mahal. It has initially been Ali Adil Shah's "Heavenly Palace" and served as a hall for the ceremonial receptions of the sultans, who, under their rank, sat on a dais on the open north side of the hall, and the crowd gathered in the square stared at them. West of Anand Mahal Road, the five-story Sat Manzil was the pleasure palace of Rambha's concubine, buried with Mohammed Adil Shah and his family at Golgumbaz. Ahead is a carved water pavilion - the Jal Mandir, now rising in the middle of an empty pool?

Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

Gol Gumbaz is a historical tomb located in Bijapur, the final resting place of Mohammad Adil Shah, his girlfriend Rambha, and their family. This attractive Gol Gumbaz narrates the story of the reign and rule of Mohammad Adil Shah in South India.

It took 30 years to build the Gol Gumbaz, built by the French architect Yakut Uf of Kabul. Where does it go about the beauty of Gol Gumbaz that if this tomb were in North India, then people would have preferred to visit it except the Taj Mahal, this is the reason that lakhs of tourists come here every year. If you are also searching for the famous tourist places of Bijapur to visit with your friends, then you must visit Gol Gumbaz.

Jama Masjid

According to some historians, it is one of the earliest mosques in India and one of the largest mosques in the region. Its fame is due to the complete copy of the Koran written in gold. Ali Adil Shah built the finely proportioned Jama Masjid I. The finely proportioned Jama Masjid has graceful arches, a gorgeous dome, and a striking inner courtyard with space for thousands of worshipers. It shows a sign of respect for women to cover their hair, and men and women should wear modest clothing, preferably with long sleeves.


One of the giant medieval cannons in the world, Malik-e-Maidan, is located in Bijapur. The gun weighing 55 tons is 4 meters in length and 1.5 meters in diameter. The cannon were brought to Bijapur from Ahmadnagar in the 17th century. Sherza Burj was explicitly built for these vast cannon. The gun's tip is designed in the shape of a lion's head. These special cannon were put up for sale in 1854 and were valued at 150 rupees, but the deal was eventually canceled.

Ibrahim Rauza Bijapur

One of the significant historical places of Bijapur, "Ibrahim Rauza," is home to the remains of Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his wife Taj Sultana. Adil Shah II built the monument with the help of a Persian architect as a symbol of harmony between Hindus and Muslims. There is a mosque on the right side of Ibrahim Rauza and a tomb on the left, which adds to its charm. The beautiful architecture of this ancient monument makes it one of the famous and culturally significant attractions of Karnataka, along with Bijapur.

Bijapur Fort – Bijapur

Bijapur Fort is one of the famous tourist places of Bijapur, which was built during the rule of the Adilshah dynasty. Tourists are searching for the best places in Bijapur must-visit Bijapur Fort. Bijapur Fort also has an important place in the historical site of Bijapur.

Let us tell you that this fort was built inside a gap of 50 feet, which was also known as "Vijpura Fort" in ancient times. Whenever you come here, you will see different structures in the fort built over time by the rulers of different dynasties.


Mattimarka village has become famous about 20 km away from Bhopalpatnam block headquarters. Here one can see the beauty of Indravati flowing from far and wide between the golden sand and high and low stones on the banks of the river Indravati.

Bara Kaman

This monument is the unfinished dream of one of the youngest kings of India, Ali Adil Shah II, who came to the throne in 1657 at the age of 18. Bara Kaman means 12 arches. According to the project, some arches were supposed to be vertical, while others were horizontal and around Ali Adil Shah's tomb.

Asar Mahal Bijapur

The "Asr Mahal" built by Muhammad Adil Shah in the 1646s is one of the best places to visit in Bijapur. This palace is also known as The Palace in ancient times as it was initially used as the hall of justice. Later it was converted into secular, and now it has become a highly revered place of Bijapur. It is believed that two hairs of the beard of Prophet Muhammad are kept in this palace.

Apart from being the center of faith for the Muslim community, the palace's architecture is also quite attractive, displaying Persian architecture. But a unique thing about this palace is that women are not allowed in the palace. That is why carefully do not go on a visit to Asar Mahal with women.

Upli Buruj

Tower the site, built by Hyder Khan in 1584, is the next attraction to visit. It is an 80 feet high tower facing north towards Dakhani and Idgah. The view of the city from the tower is impressive, although the entrance is currently closed. Another name for the tower is Hyder Burj. The construction of the Upli Burj tower was the city's security from outside attacks.

Neelam Sarai

Neelam Sarai Jaldhara, located in the Usoor block, has become one of the major tourist attractions of Bijapur after coming into the limelight in recent years. Neelam Sarai Falls can be reached by climbing three hills, about 7 km from Sodhi Para in Usoor.


Lost on the northwestern tip of Karnataka, Bidar is now a provincial backwater town better known for its military pilots' training base than its slowly crumbling monuments and medieval walls. Yet the city, in which half of the populations of 140,000 are Muslims, has a unique charm; its narrow, red-earthed streets end in arched gates that offer views of the plains. Its tiled tombs, scattered fortifications, and ancient mosques are worth a visit from Hyderabad to Bijapur, although one should not count on the comforts of the West; however, you can come across a more than unusual attitude from the locals.
Especially for women traveling alone, the distances between the sights of Bidart are too great for comfortable walking. However, auto rickshaws are usually rare away from the main street and are reluctant to wait for you to view the monument, so it's best to rent a bike for the day from Rouf, 50m east of the bus station next to the excellent Karnatak Juice center.

Sangeet Mahal

This building is a typical architecture of the Adil Shahs. Built-in the 16th century, it is the ruins of a palace building and a reservoir surrounded by a high wall. Sangeet Mahal mostly remains closed to the public and is revived during Navaraspur Utsava. Author and source of publication.

The unmatched beauty of timber

The Indravati River forms the border between Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra near the village of Timed, adjoining Bhopalpatnam. The panoramic form of the river can be seen here. Nature lovers arrive in large numbers to capture the views in the camera.

Inchampally Dam

The Inchampally Dam project on the Godavari River bordering Chandur-Dudheda village of the Tadlaguda region is history. This dam started from the border of Chhattisgarh in the Godavari river has three walls about 45 to 50 feet high and, 100 to 200 feet long, and 10 to 12 feet wide from the surface.

Shopping in Bijapur

Bijapur is famous for its famous tourist places as well as local handicrafts. A trip to Bijapur is considered incomplete without shopping in Bijapur. That is why shopping in Bijapur has been included in the list of prominent tourist places of Bijapur.

Whenever you visit Bijapur with your family or friends, then definitely shop for some famous local handicrafts and artifacts here.

Best time to visit Bijapur

To visit in the Bijapur, the winter season is the best time. The weather during this time is quite pleasant and conducive to visiting the prominent tourist places of Bijapur.

Although tourists can visit Bijapur even during monsoon, at this time, sometimes heavy rains may have to be faced, which can affect your trip, so it would be best that you visit Bijapur in the month of

How to reach Bijapur

We arrive by private bus, but there is the possibility of arriving by train to Bijapur. The railway station is very close to Gol Gumbaz, and there is a connection to Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, and other major cities. In addition, there are four trains per day from Badami to Bijapur. This journey will be takes about two hours.

So let us know in detail below how we reach Bijapur by flight, train, or road –

Traveling by air:

If you have opted for a flight to visit Bijapur, and then know that Bijapur has its domestic airport, well connected to other states through direct and connecting flights. However, it has minimal connectivity. At the same time, the nearest International Airport to Bijapur is in Goa, situated about 257 km from the city.

Traveling by train:

Bijapur has its railway junction connected to major cities of Karnataka and India through regular trains. That is why traveling by train to Bijapur is the best option for you. After reaching Bijapur railway station by traveling by train, you can reach your destination with the help of local means.

By Road:

Bijapur is well connected by road to various cities of the state, and hence it is pretty easy to travel to Bijapur from any part of the country. Regular buses are also available from all the state's major cities to Bijapur. You can also travel to Bijapur by private car or taxi, apart from a bus.

Final thoughts

The city of Bijapur is known for its historical monuments. This was built during the reign of Adil Shahi…. One of the most famous of these is the Gol Gumbad which is the tomb of Adil Shah, and it is famous for its architecture. So, if you are ready for your fantastic trip to Bijapur, then pack your bag.

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