Day 3 – Bijapur Badami
The beautiful city of Bijapur is located in Karnataka in South India. It is famous for the many historic marvels that dot the city. The history of the city dates back to the 11th century when it was founded by the Chalukya dynasty. They referred to it as Vijayapura.
Bijapur is a beautiful city situated in Karnataka. There are many historical marvels that dot this city. It was founded by the Chalukya dynasty and it history dates back as far as the 11th century. It was then referred as Vijayapura.
You must explore famous locations in Bijapur such as:
The second largest dome in the world, the Gol Gumbad is situated in the Bijapur district, second only to St. Peter’s Basilica of Rome. It has a unique architecture- the four minarets are the staircases leading to the top of the dome. The diameter of the Gol Gumbad is 124 feet.
Malik-e-Maidan, the largest medieval cannon in the world
Literally meaning ‘Lord of the battlefield’, the Malik-e-Maidan or Muluk-e-Maidan is the largest medieval cannon in the world. It is 4 meters long, 55 tons heavy and 1.5 meters in diameter. It was brought back from Ahmadnagar as a trophy of war in the 17th century. It was drawn by 400 oxen, 10 elephants and hundreds of men.
Other structures like Asar Mahal, Chand Bawdi, Gagan Mahal, Barakman and Upri Buruj are equally magnificent. Also, there are several sprawling gardens at Bijapur.
Late afternoon, you drive for Badami (202 Km/ 4 Hours) and reach there in the evening. You are then escorted to the hotel and need to stay overnight at Badami.