Constructed by Yaqut of Dabul, Gol Gumbaz exhibits the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. The dome of Gol Gumbaz is one of the largest domes ever built in the. Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur and the seventh ruler of the Adil Shahi dynasty. The tomb, located in Bijapur is about . May 14, Gol Gumbaz is a tomb of Adil Shah in Bijapur, Karnataka. Its circular dome is said to be the second largest in the world after ‘s Basilica.

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The corner towers look more medieval European that Indian. I would have wet myself if I had heard that laugh in the whispering gallery. The architecture is amazing, but more importantly, the way you describe the experience evokes a myriad of feelings.

Gol Gumbaz – Wikipedia

The center of this rostrum has the cenotaph of Mohammed Adil Shah. The humongous dome is supported by eight intersecting arches. There really is no shortage of incredible temples, gl, and architecture in Southern India and I definitely missed this one on my travels to Bangalore. But the acoustics of the Mausoleum elevated him to the stature of a real rock star.

A significant feature of the Gol Gumbaz is its central dome which stands without any support of pillars. I just feels good rolling off my tongue. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Eight intersecting arches created by two rotated squares that create interlocking pendentives support the dome.

In the middle is the cenotaph, marked by an elaborate wooden baldachin, the exact location of the grave of the Sultan is indicated. The name is based on Gola gummata derived from Gol Gombadh meaning “circular dome”. I always love reading about your adventures.


No sound technology or Sound engineer would probably be able to duplicate the kind of sound effect that emanated from the semi-darkness of the whispering gallery inside the Gol Gumbaz, that day. The New Cambridge History of India.

I love how you take a closer look at the architecture and details. The main cube-like structure has octagonal cross-sectioned towers with a dome on top of each, at each of its corners. Yes, this is one place, travelers should visit.

Gol Gumbaz: The Circular Dome in Bijapur

What a unique experience with beautiful architecture. I would love to spend some time experiencing it in such a beautiful, historical gumhaz. One can visit a plethora of places nearby this much-renowned dome in the small city of Bijapur.

India never fails to fascinate me. Thank you for letting me know of the similarities. Its circular dome is said to be the second largest in the world after St.

Inside the mausoleum hall, is a square podium with steps on each side. What an impressive building! Constructed as per the Deccan architecture, Gol Gumbaz is the most important landmark of Bijapur, Karnataka.

Case of wanderlust, spread! Travellers 1 Traveller s. History of Gol Gumbaz Situated in the small town of Bijapur in the state of Karnataka, Gol Gumbaz was constructed by Mohammed Adil Shah as his tomb to bury the mortal remains, right after his accession to the throne in I love pendentive architecture, so you sold me on it from the start, but the acoustic phenomena is really amazing.


September Learn how and when to remove this template message. I can imagine being freaked out the in Whispering Gallery, hearing all those noises! It would probably give me a headache! Sounds like an amazing place.

The graves of Adil Shah, his wives and a few other family members can be found inside the building. It is sometimes even referred as “the Taj Mahal of South India”. The simple and elegant design of Gol Gumbaz glo remains an architectural wonder of Bijapur Sultanate.

The seven floors of the towers are demarcated by a projecting cornice and a row of arched openings marking each level. Added to my list for sure. The symmetrical perfection of the structures, that were built in the 15th century is said to have inspired the Taj Mahal, that was built later in the tumbaz century. The mausoleum has been built in dark grey Basalt stone and the facade is decorated with plaster.

The foodie that I am I love it when gumbzz get good food in destinations like this. I can only imagine how much more a dome would magnify this effect!

The pendentives have a ggumbaz central arch, topped by a cornice of grey basalt further crowned by a row of small arches carrying a second line of plain work holding a balustrade of 1. We value your privacy. I would like to experience the whispers. Construction of the tomb, located in Vijayapura formerly GooKarnatakaIndiawas started in and completed in