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1 out of 25 attractions in Bijapur

Gol Gumbaz

It is a mausoleun of Mohammed Adil Shah, and was completed in 1656, was designed by Yaqut of Dabul and is located in Bijapur.
Neetu Banthia
The country's largest and world's second-largest structure after St Basilica in Rome. Gol Gumbaz is the resting place of Mohammed Adil Shah, his wives, mistress, daughter, and grandson. This tomb was built by Muhammed Adil Shah right after he became the sultan. It is a seven-storeyed building. The structure gets interesting as the whispering gallery can echo the sound a total of 11 times. The complex comprises a mosque, museum, and garden. This is a must-visit site of Bijapur.
Gol Gumbaz – the largest dome in the world when it was constructed
Aishwarya Rao
Next morning was a visit to the most popular monument in Bijapur the Gol Gumbaz. The Gol Gumbaz opens early for tourist viewing at 6 am which is the right time to visit since later in the day it is quite crowded with tourists and school students hence the acoustics of the Whispering Gallery can't be experienced. We reached the Gumbaz at 6.30 am. There were hardly any tourists around so we could click good pics of the monument.