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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. Use our Bijapur family vacation planner to add Gol Gumbaz and other attractions to your Bijapur vacation plans.
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  • was amazed to see such architecture and the science behind the echo and talk (whisper) on one side and hear on the other side, we were lucky to get a very good guide, must visit, visited in 2010..  more »
  • This is the second time I am visiting here.My last visit was early morning at 7 AM and this visit was at 9 AM. I suggest you visit in the morning at 7 AM since there will be complete science in the mo...  more »
  • the monument is very impressing, and worthwhile visiting, but the crowd and the noisiness, did not allow us to enjoy this place. climbing up in the dark minaret with the swirling uneven stairs peeping...  more »
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  • A great gumbad ( Dome ) that one should see for a architectural history of Adil Shahi Nizam of that time
  • The goal gumbaz very good and big inside and outside too it has 7 Kamas stairs looked like caves and it has mosque behind it Farhan,Furqan
  • Our guide had deep knowledge of this place 😂 they take 100Rs!! Great place to visit with Family
  • Gol gumbaz is an great monuments of India build by king adil shah . Is great fun for historic lover . Inside the gol gumbaz their are 3 Graves and It is seven floor tall . But the stairs at gol gumbaz is very small and thin . That's the only problem their
  • Too much noisy inside, you will find irritate bcuz people start to test echoes. . . Other wise it's good place