Bijapur (Karnataka)

Bijapur, a pleasant garden town, has a lot of 15th to 17th century mosques, mausoleums, palaces and forts. The world famous mausoleum, the Golgumbaz, built in 1659 encloses a majestic hall buttressed by seven-storey towers. The magnificent dome, 44 meter in diameter, reputed to be the world's second largest, caps the tomb of Mohammad Adil Shah and boasts the most sensitive echo chamber. The Ibrahim Roza mausoleum, Juma Masjid, Ashar Mahal and Gagan Mahal, are places of interest. Airport: Belgaum (205 km.)