Bijapur                                                                                                             

Bijapur has the  largest number of monuments attracting visitors. The ruins of Adilshahi and Bahamani Kingdoms are in the district. The foundations of the City of Bijapur was laid during the Chalukyan dynasty between tenth and eleventh centuries. It was then called Vijayapura. There are 45 monuments from Adil Shah days of which at least 24 are important. The Whispering gallery and the Gol Gumbaz are  the first on the tourist itinerary.  To the west of Bijapur town there is the Sangeet Mahal in Navaraspur, built in 1599. In this well-planned city, there are nine archways leading into nine different localities inhabited by artists and others. This city was destroyed in 1624 during the attack by Malik Amber. Ibrahim Adil Shah II was a great connoisseur of Hindustani music.

There are two forts in Bijapur. One around the city and another around the royal conclave called the Arakilla. There are five main entrances in the city wall.

1] BIJAPUR

            i ) Famous for Architectural Monuments like Golgumbaz, Ibrahim - Roza, a Mehtar Mahal, Twin Gumbaz, Upli Buruz, Taj Bavadi, Chand bavadi,  Jumma masjid

            ii )  There is one Sainik School in Bijapur Town under the control of Defence Ministry. It prepares candidates for the National Academy examination.

 

2) BASAVAN - BAGEWADI

            Birth place of Sri. Basaveshwar. Famous for Basaveshwar Temple.

 

3) ALMATTI DAM SITE

            In Basavan - Bagewadi Taluka. The sire is near Almatti  village. The work of construction is in progress and the dam is estimated to  cost Rs. 110 /- crores. The Dam will provide left Bank Canal which is going to bring the major portion of Gulbarga Dist. Under irrigation.

 

4) RAKKASAGI - TANGADGI

            In Muddebihal taluka of Bijapur Dist. A battle was fought near Rakkasagi - Tangadgi in the year 1565 between Ramraya of Vijayanagar and Adilshahi of Bijapur. Ramraya was defeated and Hampi, the capital of Vijayanagar kingdom was ruined to dust.

 

5) Famous for ' Narasimha Temple'. The great " Torvi - Ramayana " is stated to have been written by Sri Narahari.

 

NAMES OF PLACES HAVING TRAVELLER'S  BUNGALOWS / INSPECTION BUNGALOWS :

 

A ]  BIJAPUR :

 

Circuit House / IB / DB s are available. In addition, a Guest House [ Air Conditioned ] of KSRTC  ITDC rooms. KSTDC rooms and a guest House run by APMC are available.

 

B ] T. B. s are available at the following places :

 

Bijapur

Honwad

Mangoli

Devarhippargi

B. Bagewadi

Zalki

Almatti D. S.

Chadchan

Muddebihal

Sindgi

Savalgi

Mulwad

Kolhar

Almel

Tikota