Bijapur, also known as Vijayapura, is located in the state of Karnataka in South India. The city is dotted with several historical marvels of medieval India. The foundation stone of this city was laid by the Chalukya dynasty in the 11th century. In the 14th century, after Bahamani Sultanate of Gulbarga took over the reign, Vijayapura came to be known as Bijapur. The city was taken over by the Adil Shah dynasty in the 15th century. The city houses people belonging to both Aryan and Dravidian descendant. Besides, there are a few Christian and Muslim communities in the region.
The architectural benefaction flourished to a great extent during the reign of Adil Shah Dynasty and the outcome can be seen across Bijapur with the presence of more than 50 mosques, 20 tombs and a number of other places. Some popular names in the list of monuments in Bijapur include Gol-Gumbaz, Ibrahim Rauza, Kudala Sangama, Jumma Masjid, Bara Kamaan, Gajanan Temple, Methar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Taj Bawdi, Jala Manzil, Mallika- e Maidan and Upli Buruj. The Bijapur Tour Packages, listed on the site of Indian Holiday, are tastefully designed to bring you face to face with the historical edifices in Bijapur and other destinations in Karnataka.