Saturday, September 9, 2017

Other places of interest in Vijayapura

Date: 12th Aug to 14th Aug 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Here is the list of other places in Bijapur that can be visited.

1. Sat Manzil:

Seven storeyed palace was built by Ibrahim Adil Shah II and renovated by Mohammed Adil Shah. The royal family relocated to this palace from Gagan mahal. Gagan mahal was later used as durbar hall. It was also the residence of Rumbha, Muhammed Adil Shah's mistress.

2: Jala Manzil

Water pavilion located between Sat Manzil and Gagan Mahal is the small structure in a small garden.

3. Taj Bawadi:

Built in 1620 by Malik Sandal, the architect who built Ibrahim Rouza. It was built in honor of queen Taj.

The dome above the octagonal shaped structure in front of Taj well.

4. Chand Bawdi: TIP: Skip it.

Built by Ali Adil Shah I in 1579 in honor of queen Chand.

5. Shri Siddeshwara temple.

Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in the middle of the main market.

There are many other places with some interesting history. Some of the prominent ones outside the town are Basavan bagewadi, almatti dam, Torvi temple, parshwnath basadi etc.

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