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Bijapur

, Karnataka

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State: Karnataka
District: Bijapur
Famous for/as: Heritage
Languages: Kannada, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 22 to 43°C, Winter 15 to 35°C
Altitude: 770 m
Pincode: 58610x
STD code: 08352
The beautiful city of Bijapur is located in Karnataka in South India. It is famous for the many historic marvels that dot the city. The history of the city dates back to the 11th century when it was founded by the Chalukya dynasty. They referred to it as Vijayapura.

It was since the 14th century that the city was being called Vijapur or Bijapur when it came under the Bahamani sultanate of Gulbarga. The city was taken over by the Adil shah dynasty in the 15th century. Much of the city's greatness belongs to the monuments that were constructed during this period. After India's independence the place became part of the Bombay state but it was restored to Mysore in 1956.

The city comprises people of both Aryan and Dravidian descent. Most of the city's population is Hindu Lingayat. There are very few Christian and Muslim communities in the region.

There are several world famous locations in the city such as the following:
  • Gol Gumbaz, one of the largest domes in the world
  • Ibrahim Rauza, an architectural marvel
  • Jumma Masjid, the largest mosque in the area
  • Malik-e-Maidan, the largest medieval cannon in the world.
There are many more equally magnificent structures like Asar Mahal, Chand Bawdi, Gagan Mahal, Barakaman and Upri Buruj. Besides these the city also has several sprawling gardens.

Bijapur still maintains its royal character and the many monuments are sure to acquaint one with the rich culture and tradition of the area.
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The Bijapur city in Karnataka is a historical town that boats of rich heritage and culture. The history of Bijapur goes to the times of Kalyan Chalukya who ruled here during the 11th and 12th century. During this time the city was known as Vijayapura. In later part of the 13th century, the city like the rest of the India came under the rule of the Khilji Sultanate of Delhi.

The city came under the ruling of the Bahmani Sultans of Gulbarga in the year 1347 and it was then that the time was referred as ‘Vijaypur’ which later got malformed into ‘Bijapur’. Further in the year 1518, the Bahmani sultans splintered in to five and were known as the Deccan Sultans. Bijapur came into the hands of King Adil Shah Dynasty and was led by Yusuf Adil Shah. Most of the monuments that adorn Bijapur today were built during his reign.

Aurangzeb captured the land of Bijapur in 1686, marking the end of the rule of Adil Shah Dynasty. However, British gained control of Bijapur along with Satara in 1848, after a fierce battle between Peshawa and the British. It remained so till independence, when it was declared a part of Bombay state.

It the year 1956, the city of Bijapur was reassigned to the Mysore state which later came to known as Karnataka.

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Comments (7) Reviews (5)
I love bijapur. because i love jawar rooti & historical monuments
Posted by Ali 1 year, 11 months ago
Bijapur is Awesome!!!
Posted by sanju 2 year, 46 days ago
I love bijapur. It is best place to enjoy with lots of historical places. And very good food.
Posted by Goutam k 5 year, 3 months ago
Please can you tell us where you get good food (veg as well as non-veg) in Bijapur ?
Posted by Vikas 3 year, 41 days ago
I would like to go to Bijapur, Hampi & Badami in next 2 Month. Planning for the trip. Hope it will be a fine trip. This site is very helpful for me. I will Drive for this trip.
Posted by Nilu 5 year, 2 months ago
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Posted by hussain 4 year, 10 months ago
we have to very develped bijapur and one probelm will slowe the bijapur water
Posted by naseer 4 year, 11 months ago

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