Constructed by Yaqut of Dabul, Gol Gumbaz exhibits the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. The dome of Gol Gumbaz is one of the largest domes ever built in the. Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur and the seventh ruler of the Adil Shahi dynasty. The tomb, located in Bijapur is about . May 14, Gol Gumbaz is a tomb of Adil Shah in Bijapur, Karnataka. Its circular dome is said to be the second largest in the world after ‘s Basilica.

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History of Gol Gumbaz Situated in the small town of Bijapur in the state of Gunbaz, Gol Gumbaz was constructed by Mohammed Adil Shah as his tomb to bury the mortal remains, right after his accession to the throne in A ‘bijlipathar’ hangs over the main entrance. You share such unique and interesting experiences that I find so inspiring, and Gol Gumbaz is no exception. I have heard a lot about Gol Gumbaz.

Makes me hesitate of a hour car ride from Bangalore thought…. The architecture truly looks majestic and your video gumaz great too.

Gol Gumbaz: The Circular Dome in Bijapur

I love the name Gol Gumbaz. It seems like Bijapur has gl of other great attractions to see as well! The plan was to build a structure with twelve arches on the vertical plane and twelve arches on the horizontal plane which would surround the tomb. Best time to visit Gol Gumbaz The months from October to February are probably gumbza best months to visit Gol Gumbaz due to pleasant weather.


The seven floors of the towers are demarcated by a projecting cornice and a row of arched openings marking each level. Always been fascinated by this building.

The Mystery of the Whispering Gallery of Gol Gumbaz

Your posts are really educative. At each of the four corners of the cube, is a dome-capped octagonal tower seven stories high with a staircase inside. Once inside the town, tourists can avail taxis or autos or may be horse-drawn carriages tangas if they are feeling adventurous. Your knowledge about architecture is really great.

I had never heard of this place before!

gumnaz This was supposed to be the Mausoleum for Ali Adil Shah and his wives, he wanted it to be an architectural wonder, par excellence. It would probably give me a headache!

Gol Gumbaz – Wikipedia

A Nakkar Khana or the music gallery lies to the south side, unfinished, as the minars were never extended above the roofline. All the buildings you mention are lovely, and make me want to go back to India immediately. You can travel to Gol Gumbaz by buses that ply from all parts of the city, at a maximum interval of 15 minutes.


Adil Shah ordered to start the construction right after he ascended the throne of Bijapur Sultanate. This is the most convenient mode of transportation.

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I can imagine being freaked out the in Whispering Gallery, hearing all those noises! Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Ask a question from people gpl travelled to Gol Gumbaz recently. The foundation of the tomb is rested on the bedrock.

I felt myself at times, as if I were there, shadowing you, as you transcended time.

One can see a good view of Bijapur from these minars. Nearby Places Mithari and Asar Mahals. I will check it out. Good read and amazing clicks!

Your details vol safe with us. The structure is composed of a cube, Beautiful petals covering the drum are carved at its base.

The dome of Gol Gumbaz is one of the largest domes ever built in the history, with a diameter measuring up to feet.