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Address: Murud Janjira, Bijapur, India
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30 years of effort

This is the mausoleum of ruler of Bijapur - Mohammad Adil Shah. The construction of the monument was commission in 17th Century and it took 30 years to build. It's a masterpiece... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rimjhim B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the mausoleum of ruler of Bijapur - Mohammad Adil Shah. The construction of the monument was commission in 17th Century and it took 30 years to build. It's a masterpiece of Deccan architecture and is the second largest dome in the world. The central hall has the tomb of Mohammad Adil Shah. Through stairs one can reach the... More 

Thank Rimjhim B
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The dome is awe inspiring, and the whispers really carry across!! Great construction in the days before engineering colleges!!

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In Gol Gumbaz, the tomb is pretty big. Specialities of this place is "Whispering Gallery" inside the dome, where even the softest sound can be heard on the other side of the mausoleum. Once you reach the top, sit in one the benches, and ask your fellow traveler to sit in the opposite bench. Now you can just whisper and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, you will be really attracted to the visuals of the building from the gates itself. It is highly recommended to hire a guide to understand the intricacy of this architecture. The guides are available at the fee of Rs.200, regardless of the members in your group. This tomb of Adil Shah is a miraculous wonder. The top floor where... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gol Gumbaz is a towering monument which one can see from miles when approaching Bijapur. It is basically a tomb of one of the Adil Shahi Sultans and his family members. The striking feature of this monument is its large hemispherical dome supported only along the circumference. If one climbs to the top there is a gallery along the circumference... More 

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was tiring to climb 9 floors and 300 steps - but its worth going to the top of the Gumbaz. Sound technology is fascinating. PLEASE BOOK GUIDE RAMESH CHAVAN - 9844557378.

Thank SERIALwandererrr
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With so much history behind the Gol Gumbaz, it is a must see for history buffs. The architecture is awesome. However the upkeep is not upto mark. The entrance fee is nominal & needs to be increased for getting revenue to maintain the monument. The architecture & the intricacies (echo, coin sticking, etc) keeps one glued. Once again pl take... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is essential that you climb up to the whispering gallery. There are seven flights and our guide was very keen that we paused at each level to avoid heart attacks! The gallery is huge and the guards made people be quiet so we could hear our guide at the other side

Thank 69Heather
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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..

Thank pramila2016
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

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 monument and you feel it better.This time I found it too noisy and everybody are making noice to... More 

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