Gol Gumbaz

" The Gol Gumbaz situated in Vijaypura about two kilometres from the city of Bijapur. It is one of the most intricate and noteworthy sphere-shaped architectural structures in the world. The entrance welcomes you with an interesting object called the 'bijlipathar' – a meteorite that is believed to protect the stone from lightning as it descended over the place during the Sultan’s reign. The tomb is a massive dice capped with a semicircular dome. The whole building is fitted on a 600 feet podium. The dome is the second largest in the world, with a distance of almost 600 feet in diameter, in close competition to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. It is one of the largest single chambers in the world with gorgeous petals covering the drum carved at its base. The walls have built-in staircases lead to the seven-story octagonal tower. The place is famous for its “Whispering Gallery”, an acoustic phenomenon located on the eight-story. It has been fashioned in a way that one can even hear the softest tick of a watch across a distance of about 37 metres within the massive dome. An admirable piece of civil engineering, this surprising reverb arrangement echoes any sound for about eleven times. "

About Gol Gumbaz

" The Gol Gumbaz situated in Vijaypura about two kilometres from the city of Bijapur. It is one of the most intricate and noteworthy sphere-shaped architectural structures in the world. The entrance welcomes you with an interesting object called the 'bijlipathar' – a meteorite that is believed to protect the stone from lightning as it descended over the place during the Sultan’s reign. The tomb is a massive dice capped with a semicircular dome. The whole building is fitted on a 600 feet podium. The dome is the second largest in the world, with a distance of almost 600 feet in diameter, in close competition to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. It is one of the largest single chambers in the world with gorgeous petals covering the drum carved at its base. The walls have built-in staircases lead to the seven-story octagonal tower. The place is famous for its “Whispering Gallery”, an acoustic phenomenon located on the eight-story. It has been fashioned in a way that one can even hear the softest tick of a watch across a distance of about 37 metres within the massive dome. An admirable piece of civil engineering, this surprising reverb arrangement echoes any sound for about eleven times. "

Monument Information

Address

Vijayapur ,Bijapur, Karnataka

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Belgaum Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Bijapur Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : KSRTC Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Minimum: 21°C, Maximum: 28°C

    Summer : Minimum: 19°C, Maximum: 39°C

    Winter : Minimum: 16°C, Maximum: 36°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic facilities available.

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Dr. A.M.V.Subramanyam
  • Phone: 91-836-2443678, 2745815
  • E-mail: circledha.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax

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