Bijapur experienced a great burst of architectural activity under the Adi Shahi Dynasty. The Adil Shahi encouraged building activity to such an extent that Bijapur itself has over 50 Masks, more than 20 tombs and a number of palaces. An interesting feature of employment of large numbers of Indian artisans. Earlier Muslim rulers of the Deccan deployed Persian Craftsmen and Architects
The foundation of this historic city were laid during the reign of the Chalukayan Dynasty of Kalyani between 10th and 11th Centuries. They called it 'Vijayapura' or the city of Victory from hence comes its present name Bijapur.
Bijapur came under Muslim influence, first under Alauddin Khilji, The Sultan of Delhi, towards the end of the 13th Century and then under the Bahamani Kings of Bidar 1347. In 1481, Mohammed III, one of the Bahamani Sultans, appointed Yusuf Adil Khan as the Governor of the Bijapur. One of the sons of Sultan Mohammed II of Turkey, Yusuf Adil Khan fled his country on the death of his father, to escape the massacre of crown princes in the battle for the succession to the throne. He was purchased as a slave by Mohammed Gavan, the Prime Minister of Mohammed III. With the decline of the Bahamani power at Bidar, Yusuf declared his independence in 1489 and thus became the founder of the Adil Shahi Dynasty which survived as the Kingdom till its annexation by Aurangazeb in 1686.
Location in Karnataka.
Tourism place in Bijapur
- Saint Basaveshwara Pilgrim.
- Basavana Bagevadi.
- sMalik-e-Maidan ,
- Gol Gumbaz,
- Ibrahim Rauza
- Malik-e-Maidan,Upri Buruj
- chand Bawdi
- Asar Mahal
- Gagan Mahal
- Jumma Mosque,Jan Manz
How to reach Bijapur?
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Bijapur is near the southwestern side of the citadel, near the city center. Bijapur is well connected with different parts of the country rail, road and air. Trains from Sholapur there are connecting trains to from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. Buses from Bangalore and other south Indian cities are available to Bijapur.
Badami (4 hours), Hubli (5 hours) frequent.
Bijapur to Bangalore on the way connected own railhead that is located just a walkable from the main town.
The city well known for architecture, beautiful lakes and gardens is surrounded by a wall. It is a popular tourism destination in south India.