Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

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Famous for its remarkable dimensions and acoustic features, Gol Gumbaz represents a monumental example of Indo-Islamic architectural style. The mausoleum shelters the remains of Muhammad Adil Shah--the 17th century ruler of Bijapur--along with his wives and daughters. Examine the edifice's massive, imposing dome, with a diameter of 38 m (124 ft). Inside, try to pass messages in the whispering gallery, where even the slightest of whispers echoes from side to side. Besides excellent sound engineering, the structure has a cooling system that keeps the ambience refreshingly chilled. Before you head to Bijapur, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bijapur trip planning website , to make sure you see all that Bijapur has to offer, including Gol Gumbaz.
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  • Gol Gumbaz at Vijayapura is the tomb of king Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. Construction of the tomb, located in Vijayapura (formerly Bijapur), Karnataka, India, was started in 1626 and too 30...  more »
  • It’s not much hyped but well worth a visit for all .The well maintained gardens at the entrance,the ASI museum at the centre & finally the magnificent 2nd largest single dome in the world are magnific...  more »
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  • Very well designed architectural wonder! Brilliant sound engineering! Awesome acoustic experience!! #Best place to bring kids... Nice historical buildings.. very well maintained by department of archaeology.. Nice museum with good collection of historical statue, inscription, pottery, arms, clothing etc.
  • The place I open till 5.40 pm according to the board near by, but they allowed people to enter until 5.30, even though it takes more than half an hour to completely visit the place. You can climb up one of the 4 towers and reach the dome and then enter the Whispering Gallery. You'll always find people shouting words here to hear the multiple echos. The place is moderately maintained, could be better.
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