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The town of Bijapur, once called Vijayapura has a history of nearly a thousand years. Established by Kalyani Chalukya Kings, Bijapur has changed hands many times. It was governed by Vijayanagar Empire, Adil Shahi Dynasty, Marathas and then the British. Even in the post independent India, it was first part of the state of Bombay and later shifter to Mysore, now called Karnataka.
The city contains three major sections – a citadel, a fort, and the remains of the times of the Sultanate. It also has a few remains of Hindu Temples, which belong to the pre-islamic period. But the prime attractions belong to the era of Adil Shahi Sultans.
The structures built by the Adil Shashi Sultans were massive, and dominated the city. The Gol Gumbaz is the prime attraction of the t + more about Bijapur