Bijapur (now known as Vijapura), located 530 km northwest of Bangalore (Bengaluru) and 550 km from Mumbai, is the district headquarters of the Bijapur (Vijapura) District in the state of Karnataka-India.
Ibrahim Roza at BijapurBijapur (Vijapura) city is well known for the great architectures of historical importance built during the Adil Shahi dynasty.
How to Reach
Bijapur is well connected by road and rail to Bangalore (Bengaluru), Belgaum and Goa, Sholapur, Gulbarga. The nearest airport is Goa and Belgaum, which is 205 kms away.
The ideal time to travel here is September-February. The temperature ranges from moderately hot during the rainy and Spring season (September to February) and very hot during the Summer (March - June). Carry cotton clothing, plenty of liquids, sun-screen lotions to protect yourself from the heat.
Find out the numerous mosques and historical monuments in and around Bijapur. Visit the world-famous Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Roza, the tomb of Adil Shah. Read more about Bijapur Sightseeing.
History of Bijapur
Bijapur (Vijapura), the historic city, was founded during the reign of the Chalukyan Dynasty of Kalyani between the 10th and 11th Centuries. Bijapur (Vijapura) is derived from 'Vijayapura' or the city of Victory. Read more about Bijapur's history here
You can contact the local tourism office on Station Road (Tel. 08352/250-359) any day between 8 am and 1.30 pm during Apr-May, Any day between 10 am and 1.30 pm and betweem 2.15 pm and 5.30 pm during June-Mar to hire a guide and get assistance with sightseeing.
Non-vegetarian preparations, distinctly Mughlai or Hyderabadi milk sweets.
Bijapur is famous for its hand woven ilkal sarees. You can buy these in clothing stores present all around the city.