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Ibrahim Rouza - Vijayapura

It is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah 2, the fith ruler of the dynasty, noted for its striking symmetry, it is said to be the inspiration for the Taj Mahal and is located in Bijapur.
Huge structure which is courted with a huge garden, but ironically not many visitors were found during my visit. Walking around on the hot stones bear footed was quite a thing which you wouldn't wish to do during summers. The entry was charged at INR 5/- and i paid extra INR 25 for camera, which i realized later that nobody actually checks whether you have paid for it or not.
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Our second stop was the absolutely awe-inspiring and magnificent Ibrahim Rouza... Well, here's a little secret... Apparently, the construction of The Great Taj Mahal- one of the Seven wonders of the World was inspired by Ibrahim Rouza . One of the must see places when you are in Bijapur, Ibrahim Rouza offers you a simply delightful picturesque view. It consists of the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah, father of Adil shah II, along with his family. Even though the walls of the monument have been damaged and worn off to some extent, it has been well preserved along with a beautiful garden by the tourism authorities. Only sad part is the names scribbled on the walls by the locals and tourists alike.  The monument requires at least two hours to be explored completely. Don't forget to carry your camera along as it is worth clicking a few snaps. Entry Fee: five rupees
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Bara Kaman - Vijayapura

An unfinished mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah 2 built in 1672 AD in the Bijapur district, which was intially built with the intent of being a burial mausolen for Adil Shah and his wifes and mistresses, but it was left incomplete because Adil Shah 2 was murdered by his own father as he didn't want Barar Kaman to reduce the glory of the Gol Gombaz.
A unfinished structure with only the Pillars, which was supposed to shadow the Gol Gumbaz. If Sultan hadn't died before completing it, I suppose it would have been a Marvelous Islamic style of Structure you've ever seen.
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Gagan Mahal - Vijayapura

It is a palace built by Ali Adil Shah in 1561, the ground floor comprised of the durbar hall and the first floor was built as a private residence of the royal family.
This Mahal isn't actually a palace but it seemed as if it was a open air theater stage back in its glorious days. And now, public use it to relax and enjoy the wind in the garden situated around it. I felt disappointed for wasting my time here.
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Gol Gumbaz - Vijayapura

It is a mausoleun of Mohammed Adil Shah, and was completed in 1656, was designed by Yaqut of Dabul and is located in Bijapur.
Our next stop was the face of Bijapur- The Gol Gumbuz/Gumbud. It is without a doubt, the best attraction of Bijapur because of it's architectural marvel! The kind of engineering used in that era will mesmerize you when a whisper made by you is heard at the other corner of the huge dome. Inside Gol Gumbuz, on the ground floor, there are replica tombs of Mohammed Adil Shah & his family at a raised platform . In reality, tombs lie in a crypt below. Don't forget to hire a guide as Gol Gumbuz is not a place for just sightseeing. It is an amazing experience when the guide gives you demonstration of your slightest whisper which is magnified 10 times and heard as an echo at the other end of a pillar. The guide will explain you everything in detail in regards to the historical aspect, why is it known as the whispering tower and all the other interesting facts. It will take you about an hour or two to see the structure completely from the bottom to the top level. A word of caution for our elderly travelers or friends who have a knee problem...to see the top level of the tomb i.e. the dome, one has to climb seven floors and though the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has made provisions to sit on a bench on almost every floor, it is quite a steep hike. But at the end, if you make the climb, it is worth it! The entry fee is about five rupees. Another five rupees will be charged if you want to visit the archaeological museum maintained by the ASI before Gol Gumbuz. In case, you are short of time, this could be easily given a miss.
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Malik-e-Maidan Canon - Vijayapura

A huge Canon with a beautiful cravings on it. Its suited on the broken fort. Near to the i.e, few distance you'll find Upli Burz from where you could see the entire Bijapur. There are two cannons on top.
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