The foundation of this historic city was laid during the reign of the Chalukyan dynasty of Kalyani between the 10th and 11th centuries. They called it VIJAYAPURA or the City of Victory.
Vijayapura experienced a great burst of architectural activity under the Adil Shahi dynasty. The Adil Shahis encouraged building activity to such an extent that Vijayapura itself has over 50 mosques, more than 20 tombs and a number of palaces. Vijayapura is mainly famous for Gol-Gumbaz, Jumma Masjid, Bara Kamaan, Gajanan Temple, Ibrahim Rauza,Taj Bawdi, Mallike-e Maidan, Methar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Jala Manzil, Upli Buruj, Shivagiri, Siddeshwar Temple etc. MoreVijapur is one of the best weekened destination from Hyderabad,
Bangalore and Pune.
This place is well known for its hertigae structure, beautiful historic monuments built
and it is one of the places never miss to see in your travel journey in India.Best Time to Visit Bijapur is October to March (During Winter).
Several of Vijayapur’s monuments are a must visit during a tour of the city. Gol Gumbaz, which has one of the largest domes in the world, Jami Masjid, the largest mosque in the region and Ibrahim Rauza have to be seen to appreciate their beauty. Other attractions are Gagan Mahal, Upri Burj, Chandi Bawdi and the many gardens in the area. Malik-e-Maidan, the largest cannon in the world during medieval times, is another must visit attraction.