One of the most iconic structures of Bijapur is the famed Gol Gumbaz. This town was the former capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty (1489-1686). The monuments represent some of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture in the Deccan.

Gol Gumbaz built AD 1659 is the mausoleum of Muhammed Adil Shah. This impressive structure houses the world's second largest dome that is unsupported by pillars and considered an accoustic and architectural wonder.
An interesting Museum

Gol Gumbas

One of the four 7 storied Octagonal  spires

the inner Mausoleum

Views of the Jama Masjid -  the largest and oldest mosque of Bijapur

The Central Mihrab (Alcove) adorned with lines  in gold from the holy Quran

Jala manzil  intended as a reservoir. Unfortunately, the place needs to be maintained in a better way!

Ibrahim Rouza really caught my fancy!. I could  spend hours seeing and photographing the intricate motifs and calligraphy. It is believed that this monument inspired the makers of the Taj Mahal of Agra

the magnificent dome

interesting Calligraphy

Panoramic view of the Ibrahim Rouza

Ornate door to th mausoleum

Malik -e-maidan contains the 55 ton canon perched on a platform. Seen from above, its fron resembles the head of Lion trying to devour an elephant

Bara Kaman - the incomplete mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II (1656- 72)

Gagan Mahal built around AD 1561 was the royal residence and durbar hall.

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