Holiday Trip in Bijapur

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Located around 530 KM northwest of Bengaluru, 384 KM west of the city of Hyderabad and 550 KM inland from Mumbai, the heritage city of Bijapur lies in the Deccan Plateau and is formally known as "the Queen of Deccan". It is a heritage destination known for its medieval monuments that are a unique form of Islamic architecture in the region, which consists of three different portions, the fort, the citadel and the remains of the city. In fact, the Bijapur city is well-known for its historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of the Adil Shahi dynasty. Bijapur symbolizes an isolated landscape of red, long stretches of treeless fields, rocky hills, gigantic rocks speckled in groups over the rolling plains. Bijapur is precipitous in history and is dotted with various mosques, palaces, sepulchers, forts, striking gateways, watchtowers, stylish minarets and mile of ruins. Already excited to explore the city? Then choose the best Bijapur holiday packages and get ready to discover the historical city of Bijapur!
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Best Sightseeing Places in Bijapur

Gol Gumba:
Gol Gumbaz is the most famous landmark of the Bijapur town. It is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah (ruled 1627-1657) and has the largest dome ever built in India, next in size only to St Peter's Basilica in Rome. A meticulous attraction in this monument is the central chamber, where every sound is echoed seven times. Another popular attraction of Gol Gumbaz is the Whispering Gallery, where even minute sounds can be heard clearly 37 metres away. This Mughal complex includes a mosque, a Naqqar Khana (a hall for the trumpeters), which is now used as museum and the ruins of guest houses.
The Archaeological Museum:
The archaeological museum of Bijapur has several curious objects like inscriptions, paintings, sculptures, weapons and manuscripts etc. on display. The museum is located close to Gol Gumbaz and is run by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Ibrahim Rauza:
It is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II (ruled 1580-1627), who was the fifth king of the dynasty and the Mughal emperor Akbar, known for his religious tolerance. This tomb is built on a single rock bed and is noted for the symmetry of its features. It is said that the design of the Ibrahim Rauza served as an inspiration for the famous Taj Mahal.
It is mammoth cannon, fourteen feet long and weighing about 55 tons, is an amazing sight. It was constructed by the Adil Shahis. The muzzle of is shaped like the head of a lion crushing an elephant to death with its huge jaws. Another unique feature of this renowned gun is that it is always cool to touch even under the scorching sun.
Jumma Masjid:
The Jumma Masjid is spread over an area of 116300 square feet and is known as one of the best mosques in India. A personification of Adil Shahi architecture, this grand mosque is a visual delight with its graceful arches, halls, aisles, intricate designs, and large crowning onion dome. Another special feature of this Masjid is that it carefully preserves a Quran with verses inscribed in letters of gold.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Some of the other tourist attractions include Upli Buruj, Chand Bawdi, Asar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Barakaman (Ali Roza-II), Malik-Karim-ud-dins, Jami Masjid, Jod Gumbaz, Taj Bavadi etc. which you must try to visit while planning your Bijapur tour itinerary.

Best Time for Holidaying in Bijapur

The best time to visit Bijapur is from September to February, when the temperature ranges from 20oC to 30oC. It is the time when you will get to enjoy sightseeing and festivity of this place. Don't miss the Siddheshwara Temple Car Festival (which is celebrated during January). So, plan your Bijapur trip accordingly. Usually, the weather in Bijapur is pleasant except summers when the temperatures might raise up to 40oC. However, the monsoon season (June to September) brings back the soothing weather and fill the region with green foliage.

Must Buy Things from Bijapur

You will have a gala time while shopping in Bijapur. Here, you can buy local handicrafts for which this small town is famous. Some of the items you must not miss to buy from your Bijapur vacation are sandalwood items, hand woven Ilkal saris, stone decorative items, Lambani jewellery, jute bags and beaded jewellery etc. The Lambani jewellery is the traditional jewellery, which is crafted by the Lambani tribe of Karnataka using copper, silver and white metal. The Ilkal Sari is a unique sari, which is made by using the Tope Teni technique that is not found anywhere else in the country. Few of the other unique items that you can try your hand on include coin jewellery, silk carry bags, rosewood sculptures, fancy antique metal armlets and embroidered waist line belts.

Explore Options to Reach Bijapur

Before booking Bijapur holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you can reach to this beautiful city of Odisha.
By Air
The nearest airport to Bijapur is Belgaum airport (205 KM). You can hire a cab to reach Bijapur.
By Train
Bijapur is well connected by rail to Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and other cities. The city has its own railhead known as Dantewada Railway Station that is located just 2 KM away from the main town.
By Road
The bus stand at Bijapur is close to the city centre from where regular buses from Hyderabad ply to the city. So, select any of the traveling modes and enjoy comfortable Bijapur travel.
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