Bijapur is a fascinating town in the northern Karnataka. It is blessed with mosques, mausoleums, palaces and majestic fortifications having huge influence of the Islamic architecture. It was once the capital of the Adil Shahi kings and today is one of the largest districts of Karnataka.
The main tourist attractions of Bijapur are- Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim Rouza, Gagan Mahal, the Jama Masjid, Sat Manzil, Jala Manzil and the Central Market. The garden around the Jod Gumbad, the place where an Adil Shahi general and his spiritual adviser were buried is a popular picnic spot. There is a huge cannon which is over 4 meter long and weighs 55 tonnes at Malik-E-Maidan. Its mouth is shaped like a lion. It was brought to Bijapur with the help of 10 elephants, 400 oxen and hundreds of men. Bijapur is a somber town of the state of Karnataka, which you won’t mind visiting.
||Belgaum (205 km)
|Nearest Major City(s):
||Sholapur (97 km),Ichalkaranji(132 km),Kolhapur(153 km)
|How to reach:
By Air: Belgaum Airport.
By Train: Well connected to Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Hubli and other major cities of neighboring states by rail.
By Road:State Transport buses run regularly between major cities to Bijapur.
|Major Tourist Attraction:
||Gol Gumbaz,Ibrahim Roza,Jama Masjid,Gagan Mahal,Sat Manzil,Jala Manzil,Taj Bawdi,Mehtar Mahal,Malik-E-Maidan,Asar Mahal,Bijapur Castle,Pangarh Fort and Lotus Lake
||Non - vegetarian preparations distinctly Mughalai or Hyderabadi.