Monday, August 28, 2017

Vijayapura Trip: Jod Gumbaz

Date: 13th Aug 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Fee: None.

Parking: Available.

Food: Available.

Photography: Allowed.

Other attractions nearby: Jama Mosque, Mehtar Mahal.

Jod gumbaz is the twin tombs of Khan Muhammad and his religious teacher Abdul razzaq quadir.  The eight sided structure with turrets on all corners is the tomb of Khan Muhammed. Both Khan muhammad and Abdul Razzaq were the traitors who helped Aurangzeb to bring down the 200 year Adil Shahi dynasty. Sikandar Adil Shah was the last and the youngest ruler of the Adil Shahi Dynasty. Aurangzeb ordered the construction of the tomb in remembrance of Khan Muhammed and Abdul Razzaq.

Tomb of Abdul Razzaq if less ornate than Khan Muhammad but is bigger in size.

There is a mosque on the west side of the tombs.

Beautiful garden within the complex.

The third tomb which is much smaller in size of the tomb of Sidi Rehan.

We were here.

The group of tombs and the green garden was more picturesque than some of the other monuments in Bijapur.

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