Vijayapura (Bijapur), Karnataka

Discover Vijayapura (Bijapur)

Vijaypura (Bijapur) is known for its diverse cultures, historical monuments, and five rivers. Known as the ‘City of Victory’, this ancient city was ruled by the Adil Shahi kings and is one of the most historically rich districts in Karnataka.

Attractions in Vijaypura (Bijapur) include mosques, mausoleums, palaces, fortifications and watchtowers and the hand-made sarees of llkal.

Things to do in Vijayapura (Bijapur)

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Vijayapura (Bijapur)include:

Gol Gumbaz
Dominating the landscape for miles around, Gol Gumbaz is India’s largest dome and the second largest in the world. It is the tomb of Muhammed Adil Shah and was built in 1656. Both architecturally and acoustically stunning, it doesn’t have any supports. The seven-story octagonal spires at the four corners is the most striking characteristic and the amazing whispering gallery repeats the smallest whisper 11 times.

Ibrahim Rauza
Believed to have inspired the Taj Mahal, this beautiful memorial houses the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II of the Adil Shah dynasty and his wife Taj Sultana.

This 55-tonne cannon perched on a platform is actually made from bell metal, which is why it sounds like a bell when tapped. At 14 feet long with a bore of 2 feet 4 inches it was placed here in 1632 after it caused havoc at the Battle of Talikota in 1565.

The best way to see Vijayapura (Bijapur)

If you would like to visit Vijayapura (Bijapur), why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email for more information.