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. Gol Gumbad – Bijapur, built in the year of is an imposing structure of national importance. indianholiday offers online information about the tour itineraries. Visit Gol Gumbaz Bijapur and a trail of some of the mausoleums of Bijapur.

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Its circular dome is said to be the second largest in the world after St.

Peter’s Basilica in Rome. A specialty is that, the central dome stands without any pillar support.

Gol Gumbaz – Wikipedia

Mohammed Adil Shah, the 7th ruler of Adil Shahi Dynasty, ordered to build this tomb before his death. The simple and elegant design of Gol Gumbaz still remains an architectural wonder of Bijapur Sultanate.

The acoustics of ‘Whispering Gallery’ is just amazing, even a small sound can be heard on the other side of the mausoleum. The four corners of the building have 7 floored towers, with staircases inside. One gets to see a beautiful view from these minars. The graves of Adil Shah, his wives and a few other family members can be found inside the building. One small building which was earlier called Naqqarkhana band room has been converted into a museum.


It has many artifacts and pictures belonging bijapru Bijapur Sultanate. Today, Gol Gumbaz is one of the famous monuments and a must visit place in Karnataka.

It is bijspur that Adil Shah wanted a mausoleum similar to Ibrahim Rauza, his father’s tomb. Here even a faint sound echoes several times and can be heard on the other side of the gallery. The central dome is the second largest dome in the world. It actually stands without any support of pillars. It took almost 20 years to complete the construction of Gol Gumbaz. Adil Shah ordered to start the construction right after he ascended the throne of Bijapur Sultanate. This was gl place where musicians used to play the music and the acoustics in Gol Gumbaz bjiapur the music to reach every corner.

Gol Gumbaz has 4 minars, each has 7 floors with staircases. One bijaur see a good view of Bijapur from these minars.

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Gol Gumbaz: The Circular Dome in Bijapur

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