Dubbed the 'Agra of South India', Bijapur in Karnataka is home to some of the finest specimens of the architectural splendor of ancient past. The erstwhile capital of the Adil Shahi rulers (1489-1686), Bijapur boasts of having played an integral role in the rich and eventful history of Karnataka. A tour to Bijapur Karnataka will essentially introduce you to this historic land which has wonderfully preserved its dignity and royal grandeur through its numerous monuments dating back to the 15th-17th centuries.
Historically important owing to its rich contribution to art and architecture and the propagation of Islam in Karnataka, Bijapur is a destination well worth visit on any tour to Karnataka. The most important monument to visit on tour to Bijapur Karnataka is the Gol Gumbaz - considered the second largest dome in the world.
Bijapur in Karnataka are the famous mosques, mausoleums, palaces and fortifications in Bijapur. Though these historic monuments appear simple in architecture when compared to the grandeur of the Chalukyan and Hoysala monuments, yet these are rated as some of the finest specimens of Islamic architecture found anywhere in the world.
Tourist Attractions in Bijapur:
Gol Gumbaz : A must visit monument on your Bijapur Tour, the Gol Gumbaz is one of the most famous monuments in Bijapur and is highly admired for its immensity.
Ibrahim Roza :- A magnificent tomb featuring elegant corridors and interconnected buildings, Ibrahim Roza is an exemplary specimen of elegance and delicacy.
Jama Masjid :- One of the earliest built mosques in India, Jama Masjid is the other attraction on any Tour to Bijapur Karnataka.
How to Reach Bijapur:
By Air: The nearest airport to Bijapur is at Belgaum(205 kms).
By Rail: Bijapur is well connected by rail with Bangalore and other major cities of India.
By Road: Bijapur is connected by road to many places in South and West India such as Aihole, Badami, Pattadakal, Hampi, Belgaum, Bangalore and Mumbai.