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Day Trip to the Historical Town of Bijapur

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    Bijapur, karnataka (map)

    16.824020 75.715340

  • 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.


    Ibrahim Rouza

    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.

    Uppali Burz

    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

    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.

    Bara Kaman

    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=""></a>

    Almatti Dam

    Length:[masked] m
    | 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
    and cost.


    Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure

    Account No:[masked]

    Account Type: Savings

    Bank: Axis Bank Limited

    Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills.

    IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]

     You can also pay using your debit/credit card (Link will be uploaded soon)

    Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name

    You can pay through credit card:

    Once payment is made, add a comment providing the UTR (transaction reference number for us to move you to the going/ confirmed list.

    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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    is this event cancelled or still happening as per plan?

    June 13, 2014

  • sonali p.

    @Srivalli J. @Debarati Ghosh @Harsh Bansal @Spandy @Priyanka Choudhury - please confirm your contact details & payment asap

    June 9, 2014

    • Spandana

      Hey sorry sonali, i got confused when rsvps got closed and made other plans for this weekend. Will join next time.

      June 10, 2014

  • sonali p.

    @Diwakar Pemmaraju - please make payment asap

    June 9, 2014

  • Pujita B.

    Hi, transferred the fee via EventDuni PayU.
    Trans ID:[masked]
    Please confirm the slot! Thank you!

    June 8, 2014

  • Padmaja V.

    May we know how much of this 2200 goes towards GHAC contribution and Organisers' reimbursement, please?!!

    May 14, 2014

    • Rajani

      Rs. 255/- for GHAC Contribution, Rs. 60 for Service Tax and Organiser Reimbursement Rs. 300/-

      May 14, 2014


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