Constructed by Yaqut of Dabul, Gol Gumbaz exhibits the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. The dome of Gol Gumbaz is one of the largest domes ever built in the. Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur and the seventh ruler of the Adil Shahi dynasty. The tomb, located in Bijapur is about . May 14, Gol Gumbaz is a tomb of Adil Shah in Bijapur, Karnataka. Its circular dome is said to be the second largest in the world after ‘s Basilica.

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Great writeup and wonderful images.

Here even a faint sound echoes several times and can be heard on the other side of the gallery. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. The Circulatr dome is impressive, just like where most of the well known people from the past buried. I entered the whispering gallery which gjmbaz in a semi darkness with beams of light periodically piercing the curtain of darkness.

I absolutely would love to visit, as I think Islamic architecture is some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. The grey basalt structure sits proudly in a beautiful and well-maintained complex about 2 Km from the city of Bijapur, the erstwhile capital of the Adil Shahi rulers. The architectural style of the building is Deccan Indo-Islamic which is a perfect confluence of Indo-Islamic and Dravidian architecture.

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Gol Gumbaz

Thanks for the extra videos inside — the Whispering Gallery is really cool! It is believed that once completed the Bara Kaman would have cast its shadow on the Gol Gumbaz at a distance of 4 Kilometers and hence the structure never took shape. Best time to visit Gol Gumbaz The months from October to February are probably the best months to visit Gol Gumbaz due to pleasant weather.


Continue with Facebook Continue with Gymbaz We never post anything without your permission. Staircases in the walls of the main building lead to the seven-story octagonal tower at each of the four corners. Situated in the small town of Bijapur in the state of Karnataka, Gol Yumbaz was constructed by Mohammed Adil Shah as his tomb to bury the mortal remains, right after his accession to the throne in Cambridge University in bijapur Press.

Location of Gol Gumbaz. Running around the inside of the dome is the whispering gallery where even the softest sound can be heard on the other side of the mausoleum due to the acoustics of the space. Request you to visit http: It is very easy to travel in Bijapur as there are cycle stands located near the station which rent the bicycles to the visitors to explore the city. Check this box for the comment to go through.

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Top Places to Visit In Bijapur. Trust me I never thought Gol Gumbaz to be an interesting location but you have convinced me totally that I was stupid to think like that.

For more Gol Gumbaz information, click here. All the buildings you mention are lovely, and make me want to go back to India immediately.

The Mystery of the Whispering Gallery of Gol Gumbaz

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It is constructed as per the Deccan architecture”. You made me feel like I was there with you.

The Mystery of the Whispering Gallery of Gol Gumbaz

This area is an alluring point of its architecture as they reflect the echoing sounds for more than ten times. What a cool experience! Yes, this is one place, travelers should visit. But the acoustics of the Mausoleum elevated him to the stature of a real rock star. The echo sound is really amusing! Use of such ingenious structures indicates the sophistication of the architecture of the period.

In the middle is the cenotaph, marked by an elaborate wooden baldachin, the exact location of the grave of the Sultan is indicated.

It is believed that Adil Shah wanted a mausoleum similar to Ibrahim Rauza, his father’s tomb. This is another piece of poetry in stone that you will love in Bijapur.

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I did not know that. Gol Gumbaz images come alive in this video. A commendable piece of civil engineering, this amazing echo system reflects any sound for over eleven times.

Retrieved from ” https: And the fact that it is supported without columns — truly amazing! Starting from INR 2, I have seen the Jumma Masjid and it is stunningly beautiful. It was indeed a unique experience for me in Bijapur to know more about Gol Gumbaz story.