Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vijayapura Trip: Ibrahim Rouza

Date: 13th Aug 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Fee: Rs 15 per Adult and Rs 25 camera.

Timing: 6 AM to 6 PM

Parking: Available.

Food: Available.

Photography: Allowed.

Other attractions nearby: Jama MosqueMehtar Mahal.

Ibrahim Roza is the mausoleum of Ibrahim Adil Shah II. The building was completed in 1626 after 12 years of construction. The 6th Adil Shahi king was the longest ruler of the dynasty who ruled for 46 years. The tomb and the mosque was designed by the Persian artist Malik Sandal. The mosque and the tomb face each other in the walled garden. The mausoleum houses the tomb of the king, his wife Taj Sultana and daughter Malika Jahan. Gol gumbaz is famous for its size while Ibrahim Roza is the most ornate structure in Bijapur.

View of tomb and the garden from north entrance.

The mosque on the west side facing the tomb.

Mausoleum on the east side.

The main entrance on the north with slender minarets on all four corner.

The tank with fountain between tomb and the mosque.

Brackets of the mausoleum.

The doorway to the main chamber with Arabic inscriptions on all sides.

The tombs of the king, queen, his mother, daughter and sons. The graves are in the crypt below the tombs.

View of the mosque from the tomb.

The wooden windows and Arabic inscriptions around them. The lattice work above the window broken.

The ornamental front of the mosque.

The arches inside the mosque.

View of the tomb from the mosque.

We were here.

The beautiful structure which is said to have inspired Taj Mahal is a must visit place in Bijapur.

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