It is a beautiful historical city dotted with several historic marvels. It is rich in monuments which are built by Adil Shah Dynasty during 15th century. The famous tourist destination is about 530 km from state capital Bangalore. This is pinnacle of Islam architecture and cultural values. Bijapur music festival is one of the popular festival celebrated with much show. Shri siddheswara temple is another major attraction. During Makara Shankranti, the fair celebrated in Shri Siddheswara temple grabs numerous visitors and devotees to Bijapur. Jumma Masjid and tombs of Adl Shah Dynasty are other attractions.
Places to visit
It is world’s second largest dome which was built by Yagut of Dabul. It is astonishingly erected without any pillars. A magnificent view of the entire Bijapur can be seen from this dome.
It comprises a mosque at right and a tomb at left and a huge decorated entrance. This is one of the best historic buildings, beautifully designed by Malik Sandal.
The largest mosque which spread over the area of 10810 sq km and rises about 120 feet. One can find several well decorated rooms and finely planned arches, domes and doors. This is the first mosque built in India. Golden copy of holy Koran is in this Masjid.
Citadel, Mithari and Asar Mahals, Malik-e-Maidan are popular spots in Bijapur. Aihole is another popular nearby tourist destination saturated with historical monuments and temples.
How to reach Bijapur
Belgaum airport is located 205 km from Bijapur is the nearest airport.
Bijaur has its own rail head. Well connected to Mumbai, Hubli, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Many state owned buses and private vehicles are connecting Bijapur to neighbor cities of Karnataka.
In summer 22-40°C and in winter 15-35°C. Between September to March is ideal to visit Bijapur.