Bijapur is located 530km northwest of Bangalore and about 550km from Mumbai. Bijapur city is the district headquarters of Bijapur District of Karnataka state. Bijapur city is well known for its historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty. Best Time to Visit : October to March (During Winters)
The historical attractions, mainly related to Islamic architecture, especially those of the Bijapur Fort.The city consists of three distinct portions: the citadel, the fort and the remains of the city.This is the most famous monument in Bijapur. Gol Gumbaz is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah (ruled 1627-1657). It is the largest dome ever built, next in size only to St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Gol Gumbaz complex includes a mosque, a Naqqar Khana (a hall for the trumpeters) (Now it is used as museum) and the ruins of guest houses. We can see the rough model of golgumbaz in a village called Mahal. It is just 8 km from the golgumbaz.