Local Attractions
The seventh ruler of adilshahi dynasty sulthan mohamed adilshah (1626-1656) built this mausoleum for him self. Ranks the second largest doom in the world next to st-peters at rome, the width measures 205 feet square including the towers, the extreme height to the apex of the dome from the base is 198 feet 6 inches. At the height of 109 feet there is a whispering gallery, the acoustical properties are worth experiencing. the slightest whisper is heard from side to side and a conversation may be easily carried out on across the diameters of the doom, a single clap ecos many times is an achievement in acoustical engineering. the grate hall, which is topped by doom covers an area of 18,109.35 sqft this is the largest space covered by a single doom in the world.

GAGAN MAHAL - Gagan Mahal, built by Adil Shah I (1561), is a palace-cum-audience hall. The central arch of Gagan Mahal is the tallest and widest in entire Bijapur. Mostly in ruins, the structure is still magnificent and impressive and is now part of a beautiful park.

SAT MANZIL -Sat Manzil or the seven-storeyed tower, located near the Gagan Mahal is also in ruins. Originally a watchtower it overlooks the moat girdling, the bastions, and the ramparts of the citadel.

JALA MANZIL - Close to the Sat Manzil, Jal Manzil (water palace), a small structure is located. It is set in a part of the zenana enclosure and a tank.

TAJ BAWDI - Close to the Roza is the Taj Bawdi, built in memory of his wife by Ibrahim II. Two octagonal towers flank the massive gateway which leads to the water tank which is a great relief during summer months.

MEHTAR MAHAL -Mehtar Mahal, a small but exquisite structure, is on the way to the old city. Heavily influenced by the Indo-Saracenic style, this ornate structure has brackets supporting the balconies and impressive fence work recalling the splendours of Italian Quattrocento.

ASAR MAHAL - Asar Mahal, built by Muhammad Adil Shah, is two hairs of Prophet Muhammad are kept for devout Muslims. This five-arched façade is a grand building in Bijapur.

VILLAGES - The villages near Bijaipur are characterised by the neighboring green hills and the hospitable people. Inhabited by tribal communities like Gadia, Bhils, Lohar (Rajasthani blacksmiths), Banjara (gypsies) and Kalbeliyas (snake charmers) clad colourful costumes, the villages have houses made of clay, stones and wood.

PANGARH FORT AND LOTUS LAKE - 25 kms from Bijaipur lies the picturesque 12th-century Pangarh Fort. The beautiful Lotus Lake, next to the fort has local tribal population harpooning fish in their traditional way.
IBRAHIM ROZA - The most impressive structure in Bijapur is the Ibrahim Roza and the associated mosque. Tomb of the famous Adil Shahi Sultan Ibrahim II (1580-1627), the structure has attracted lavish praises of the art historians and common tourists alike. Referred as ”the Taj Mahal of the Deccan”, the monument is built to perfection and with unstinting technical care and unparallel skilled artistry. The tomb has remarkable proportionate with elegant cupolas and slender minarets. The parapets cornices further add to the decorative touches.
JAMA MASJID - Built in 1686, under Adil Shah I, the Jama Masjid of Bijapur is a sober and massive stately structure. The huge onion shaped dome of the Masjid rests on the beams of a majestic hall, divided into 45 compartments. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb added corridors on the northern and southern sides and a gateway on the eastern side.
MALIK-E-MAIDAN - Malik-e-Maidan (monarch of the plains) canon, is one of the unusual attration od Bijapur. Placed on the city walls, it is among the the largest bell-metal canons in the world. The canon weighs 5,500 kgs and is 4.5 mts in length. Mounted by Muhammad Adil Shah at its present position, the canon remain cool even in summers
BIJAPUR CASTLE - The 16th-century Bijaipur Castle is located right next to a wildlife sanctuary which has leopards, wild boar, blue bulls and spotted deer freeing it. Built by Rao Shakti Singh, Maharana Pratap Singh’s younger brother in the 16th century, the castle is now a heritage hotel run by the Bijaipur royal family. The castle offers excellent lodging facility with jeep safari to the nearby villages. It provide an execellent opportunity to enjoy the customary Mewar hospitality.

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