This is a one day trip with overnight journey.
People of all age groups may join.
Bijapur is a town in Karnataka known for its 15th to 17th century Muslim Architecture. It was the capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty [masked]), one of the splinter states formed when the Bahamani Muslim kingdom broke up in 1482. The town is dotted with mosques, mausoleums, palaces and fortifications. A formidable fort surrounds the town, which has some of the finest mosques in the Deccan and retains a pleasant atmosphere.
The city was established in the 10th-11th centuries by the Kalyani Chalukyas
also known as Vijayapura (City of victory).. In 1347, the area was conquered by
the Bahmani Sultanate of Gulbarga. By this time, the city was being referred as Vijapur or Bijapur. Ironically the name Beejpur literally means replete with seeds in Sanskrit, meaning Pomegranate.
The city of Bijapur owes much of its greatness to Yusuf Adil Shah, the founder
of the independent state of Bijapur.
What to see? Plenty of architectures that will leave you spell bound. We will cover (time permitting)
Gol Gumbaz (Second Largest Dome in the world)
Built in 1659, is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah and some members of his family. Its vast dome is said to be the Second Largest Dome, unsupported by pillars, in the world, after St. Peter's in the Vatican City of Rome.
It is constructed in such a way that even a pin dropped can be heard distinctly
from across a space of 38 m in the Whispering Gallery. The acoustics here are
such that any sound made is said to be repeated 10 times over. In the
surrounding ornamental gardens is an archeological museum.
Basanta Vana (Second tallest idol of Shiva in India)
This 85 feet cement and steel idol at Rambapur village 3Kms from City of Bijapur on the Ukkali road was unveiled in 2006
Jamai Masjid (This is one of the biggest mosque standing tall since 450 years).
Jamai Masjid is considered one of the finest mosque in India, is a finely proportioned mosque that was constructed by Ali Adil Shah I [masked]). It sprawls over an area of about 1,16,300sq.m and has graceful arches, a fine dome and a large inner courtyard with room for 2250 worshippers, spaces for them marked out in black squares on the polished floor. The Mosque's sacred alcove has the Koran intricately painted on it with letters of gold.
Malik E-Maidan (the largest medieval cannon in the world)
(The Monarch of the Plains) the largest medieval cannon in the world. Being 4 m long, 1,5 m in diameter and weighing 55 tons, this gun was brought back from Ahmadnagar in the 17th century as a trophy of war by 400 oxen, 10 elephants and tens of men.
The Ibrahim-Rauza, built by Ibrahim 'Adil Shah II [masked]), consists of his tomb and mosque within a square compound, both rising face to face from a common raised terrace, with a tank and fountain between them.
Built around 1584 by Hyder Khan, is an 80 ft (25 m) high tower standing to the north of Dakhani Idgah in Bijapur. This is a spherical structure with stone steps winding round the outside.
Jod Gumbad’s twin domed tombs were built in memory of Khan Muhammad and Abdul Razzaq Qadiri. The structure was built in 1687 and is also known as Abdul Razzaq Dargah. The Dargah offers a spoon of holy water to all visitors.
It is the unfinished mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II in Bijapur, Karnataka in India. Ali Adil Shah of the Adil Shahi dynasty wanted to build a mausoleum of unmatched architectural quality. It was planned that twelve arches would be placed vertically as well as horizontally surrounding the tomb of Ali Adil Shah. However for unknown reasons the work on the structure was left incomplete: only two arches were raised vertically. Rumour has it that the construction of the mausoleum was stopped because once completed its shadow would touch the Gol Gombaz.<a href="http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/4/c/8/highres_343134472.jpeg"></a>
| Height: 52.25 m | Construction cost : Rs. 520 crores
The Almatti Dam is a Dam project on the Krishna River in North Karnataka, India. The annual energy design is 713 million units. It was completed in July 2005.
Almatti dam is the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna project, an irrigation
project. The 290 MW power project is located on the right toe of Almatti Dam.
Sat : 7.30pm public bus to Bijapur.
Sun: Arrive at Bijapur. Freshen up and go for site seeing.
Evening catch a bus back to hyderabad.
Mon: 7am reach Hyderabad and Ta-ta Bye-Bye
This itinerary is tentative and may be changed by the organizer as per the existing situation and weather at the place on the day of the trip.
Cost: Rs. 2,200/- per person
Includes Hyderabad-Bijapur-Hyderabad transport cost (KSRTC bus),
organizer reimbursement, GHAC contribution and room rent for the day.
Excludes expense for local transport (if any), food, guide, entry
& camera fees (if any), boating at the Almatti Dam. This amount will be
divided & shared by all equally. Tanga ride is on individual interest
Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure
Account Type: Savings
Bank: Axis Bank Limited
Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills.
IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]
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GHAC rules applicable for refunds. However, No Refund is applicable for any cancellations up to 3 days before the event.
Note: Please RSPV to wait list. On payment confirmation you will be moved to going list.
Contact Event Host: Sonali Pradhan [masked]) – preferably post 3PM.