The Gol Gumbaz is that the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah. It is one among the most important single
chambers ever built. Externally, the building is a great cube with a turret or tower attached to every angle,
with an outsized hemispherical dome covering the entire.
The effect of the building springs from the fine proportions between its various elements, especially between
the cubical part below and therefore the domed part above. Above this is an arcade of small arches, their
formality broken by their skillful spacing.
Shri Siddeshwar Temple is situated in Bijapur. The temple is one of the oldest temple in north Karnataka. Every
year a fair is organized in the month of January i.e., 14th Jan on-wards . At the time of fair the bamboo sticks
which are very heavy called ``Nandi Kolu`` are showcased and carried all across the city. The fair will be
organized for a week.
Ibrahim Rauza, often mentioned as ‘The Taj Mahal of the Deccan’, was designed by Malik Sandal. It
comprises four minarets, a mosque on its right, and a tomb at its left side.
It houses the remains of Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his wife Taj Sultana. Facing east towards the tomb,
the front of the mosque has five arches with elaborate plaster work on the spandrel.Above them, a
good nave is supported by lotus brackets. Above the nave is an elaborate parapet comprising an
ornate screen. The high corner minarets are divided into storeys and have an unusual cluster of
columns at the base
The Lord Shiva statue in Bijapur is the second largest statue of lord Shiva in the world. This 1500 tones
statue was prepared by the sculptures from Shimoga for about 13 months and the civilian design was
supplied by the Bangalore based architects.
A small Idol of Lord Shiva has been installed near this statue and the wall inside the temple describes the
mythological stories about Lord Shiva.
Jami Masjid, built by Adil Shahis in the Bijapur Empire was the largest mosque in the entire empire. This mosque
built by Ali Adil Shah I during the second half of the 16th century, is one of the protected heritage sites and a
popular religious place in the present Bijapur city in Karnataka.
The mosque was built to commemorate the victory of Adil Shahis against the Vijayanagara kings. This
monument is located within the boundaries of the ancient Bijapur city, close to the eastern citadel and houses a
list of architectural attractions
's an ancient temple where the God is at the end of a mini cave.
About 6km from Bijapur centre.
Bara Kaman is that the incomplete mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II in Bijapur, Karnataka. Ali Adil Shah, ruler of
the Adil Shahi Dynasty, wanted to create a tomb of outstanding quality.
According to the plan, twelve arches were to be placed vertically and horizontally round the tomb.
However, because of some unknown reasons, the work was left incomplete.As a result, only 2 arches were
placed vertically. However, the remains of the 12 arches that were placed horizontally, also are visible within the