Here are the top 14 tourist attractions to see in Bijapur:

1. Gol Gumbaz

Must visit 4.3 /5 View 16+ photos

2 kms
from city center
1 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Gol Gumbaz, also known as Gola Gummata in literal sense means a circular dome. It is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. The tom is located in Bijapur, Karnataka and was built by architect Yaqut in 1656. It is considered as the structural triumph of Deccan architecture.

2. Ibrahim Rauza

Must visit 3.5 /5

1 kms
from city center
2 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Also known as The Taj Mahal of the Deccan, it is home to the remains of the Adil Shah ruler Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his wife Taj Sultana.

3. Jumma Masjid

3.2 /5

58 kms
from city center
3 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Built by Ali Adil Shah to celebrate his victory in the Battle of Talikota, it is one of the first mosques in India.

4. The Citadel

3.2 /5

1 kms
from city center
4 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

With its own surrounding walls and a moat, The Citadel houses palaces, gardens and halls from the Adil Shahi Dynasty. It is mostly dilapidated.

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5. Shopping in Bijapur

3.0 /5

1 kms
from city center
5 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

While in Bijapur, shop for local handicrafts and artifacts. Take home some pieces of Lumbini Jewellery, crafted by the local tribes of the stat, sandalwood items, and the Ilkal Sari, exclusive to the area.

6. Mithari and Asar Mahals

3.2 /5

1 kms
from city center
6 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Built by Muhammad Adil Shah in 1640s, it serves as a place of worship for Muslim devotees, originally meant to be a Hall of Justice.

7. Bijapur Fort

0 kms
from city center
7 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Bijapur Fort is an important monument of historical importance situated in Bijapur. It was built during the rule of Adilshah dynasty and is endearingly known as the Agra of South India. It is also known as Vijapura Fort and is enclosed within a moat of 50 feet.

8. Bara Kaman

1 kms
from city center
8 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Built in 1672 AD by Adil Shah II, Bara Kaman is an unfinished structure situated in Bijapur. The structure was supposed to have twelve arches vertically and horizontally surrounding the mausoleum of the king and his wives. However, the mausoleum and the arches was left unfinished as Adil Shah II was murdered by his own father and the construction of Bara Kaman was left incomplete as he did not want Bara Kaman to lessen the architectural marvel of Gol Gumbaz.

9. Gagan Mahal

0 kms
from city center
9 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Built by Adil Shah I in 1561, Gagan Mahal or endearingly known as Heavenly Mahal (Sky Mahal) is known for its architectural finesse and design. Boasting of three arches, the two stoteyed monument had the Darbar Hall on the ground floor and the upper storey was supposed to be the residence for the royal family.

10. Mehtar Mahal

10 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Situated inside the premises of the Bijapur Fort, Mehtar Mahal dates back to the 1620 and is known to be the most elegant structure within the fort. Built in the Indo-Sarcenic style, the carvings on the minarets are in the Hindu architectural style.

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11. Saath Kabar

11 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Saath Kabar literally translates to sixty graves and has a very tragic story behind it. It is believed that the army chief of Adil Shah II's court killed his 63 wives in cruel jealousy that they might remarry after he died in the battle with Shivaji.

12. Sangeeth Nari Mahal

6 kms
from city center
12 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

At a distance of 8 kms from Bijapur, Sangeeth Nari Mahal is situated in Navraspur. Built in the 16th century, the palace was used for celebration and parties.The Mahal is currently in ruins but still has a pond in the centre.

13. Malik-e-Maidan

1 kms
from city center
13 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Malik-Maidan is a historical importance site in Bijapur and means "Lord of the Battlefield". It basically showcases a large cannon which was placed on Sherzah Burj by Adil Shah II in 1549. The cannon also has an inscription made by Aurangzeb on top of it.

14. Upli Burj

1 kms
from city center
14 out of 14
places to visit in Bijapur

Built in the 16th century by Hyder Khan, Upli Buruj or Upli Burj is basically a watchtower that stands at a height of 24 meters. The tower has two massive cannons placed at the top and offers a panoramic view of the city below.

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