Vaibhav Acharya

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    Bijapur - A Treasury

    December 9, 2016 in India

    Bijapur city is well known for its historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of the Adil Shahi dynasty.

    Gol Gumbaz (see pic 02)

    This is the most famous monument in Bijapur. It is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah (ruled 1627-1657). It is the largest dome ever built in India, next in size only to St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

    Ibrahim Rauza (see pic 03)

    This is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II (ruled 1580-1627), the fifth king of the dynasty and, like the Mughal emperor Akbar, known for religious tolerance. Built on a single rock bed, it is noted for the symmetry of its features. It is said that the design for the Ibrahim Rauza served as an inspiration for that of the famous Taj Mahal.Read more

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