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. Before you head to Bijapur, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bijapur trip planning website , to make sure you see all that Bijapur has to offer, including Gol Gumbaz.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Worlds second largest & only dome having sound engineering, must visit Gol Gumbaz to experience engineering & architecture marvel. Huge dome without any support with natural ventilation, cool air dist...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Highlight of my recent trip was my visit to Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur at 6 in the morning. It was a thrilling experience climbing up to the top of the monument at the break of dawn through one of the 8 st...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Imagine a massive dome suspended from the sky supported just by four pillars on the corner. This is what the Gol Gumbaz looks like. The central hall is very large and climb to the 16th floors leads to...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Very beautiful place, great Architectural monument,I have visited 1 time toll now. Its very coll inside &Sound reflection is a very interesting place. MUST VISIT ONCE IN A LIFE ,,,,,,,!Nice
  • July 16, 2017
    The best Mughal architecture ever. The place has a beautiful garden to spend some time and relax from the burning heat.
  • July 6, 2017
    Nice place to visit. It is near to KSRTC. You can get good Street food around here.
  • July 10, 2017
    It's a great example of Islamic architecture, when you will go on top floor & do whispring then Experience the magic of echo from Gol Ghummat.
  • June 19, 2017
    Has good historical importance , this place was built to echo sound 14 time but now it echoes about 5-6 times , has architectural importance , must visit once

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