Gold Gumbaz is
essentially the undercroft of the then Sultan of Bijapur, Mohammed Ali Shah. It
was built by Yaqut of Dabul. Being one of the
most significant monuments in Karnataka, it is based on Deccan Architecture.
Inside, it runs the whispering gallery where the lightest of sounds can be
It exhibits the
Indo-Islamic style of Architecture and is made from Dark Grey Basalt. Due to
its grandeur, it is also called the ‘Taj Mahal of South India’. It is frequented
by visitors across the globe throughout the year.
A Bit More.
It depicts the Indo Islamic style of architecture and was constructed
by Yaqut of Dabul. The dome is one the largest of its kind after St Peter’s
Basilica. The inner part of the Gumbaz has a
square shaped podium. The podium also has a wooden
canopy, which symbolises the exact
position of the grave of Mohammed Adil Shah. The
whispering gallery is the centre of attraction of this place. The main entrance
has an interesting attraction named the Bijlipathar, which is considered as a
meteorite that had fallen during that time.
Constructed by Mohammed Ali Shah, it was supposed to be a tomb for his
remains after his death. The construction continued throughout his reign and was not
completed due to his sudden death.
It also houses the bodies of his two wives, his
mistress, his daughter and his grandson. The famous dome it has is one of the
biggest in the world which rests on bedrock.
to visit near Gol Gumbaz
You can visit Bijapur, which is a few minutes drive
from it. You can visit Nagar Khanna, which is a well-maintained museum located
Time to Visit Gol Gumbaz
Due to the pleasant weather, the months from
October to February are the best time to visit this place.
for Visiting Gol Gumbaz
It is a great photography spot, so do not forget to
take your camera!
to reach Gol Gumbaz
Tongas and Carts are what you might avail to get there.
You can also rent bicycles from cycle stands which are omnipresent in Bijapur.
Also, local buses can commute the visitors of the Gol Gumbaz to their
destination. Lastly, if you are not comfortable with any of these modes, you
can also book a cab.