Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

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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  • I visited Gol Gumbaz at about 7.30 am on 17.3.2018 . I was enchanted by the beauty of the Amazing Structure . I wondered why it did not become as famous as Taj Mahal . Since I had some Official work I...  more »
  • Impressive monument by its dimensions and the balance of its architecture. Graves in marble on the ground floor. The climb to the Dome (7 floors) is done by a stone spiral staircase to the markets of 40 cm. Up there, we can go around outside and inside (small guard rail).
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  • This is an amazing structure worth the visit. We climbed the steep 7 floors to experience the acoustics effect and we were not disappointed. We paid the guide 400 for Gol Gumbaz and also Ibrahim Roza....  more »
  • It's the best example of rich heritage of our land. Wonderful place with famous whispering gallery. But need to climb a big steps in small space. I suggest which is not suitable for old aged people and fat people too.. But museum has very vast collection and museum changes are separate 5/- for Indians and it's different for foreigners.
  • Really amazing place to visit. The beautiful monument and it's wonderful construction is a must see for all. The sound reflection and then being reheard by us multiple times makes many people really amazed and it's a really fun time to spend at. One of the best heritages that India has got.
  • This place is just amazing. The best feature of this monument is that it has four tower like structures which are attached to it. The number of steps each tower has is exactly 108. The tower has 7 seven floors. When you climb up the stairs to the top, the view was just amazing. The main thing is dome you see on the top has a floor. You can even enter into that floor. There if you shout loudly you can hear the eco of your voice 6-7times. The final thing I liked is the monument had a photo point from where you can get a perfect photo of the monument.
  • Childhood vacay place! I have been visiting this place since I was a kid. This visit was a must when visited maternal uncle's place. I was always told by my cousins that if you touch the grave, they haunt behind you from the grave. Well, recalling those days back it just brings smile on the face!! Gol Gumbaz is extremely beautiful monument. The green spread gardens, museum and more that excites is climbing stairs all the way long and be happy like a child near the fantastic old dome!! I have always lived this place :-)
  • An Engineering Masterpiece!!! Everyone Must Visit this Place. This Place is always crowded and noisy at top where everybody will be busy in taking photos and checking the sounds whether their name is repeating 7times r not. Guys please maintain silence inside the doom because it has got whispering galleries. It will take almost two and half hours to completely go through the structure with brief historic background with the help of a guide. Nice place to visit with family and friends.

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