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One of the largest districts in the Indian state of Karnataka, the beautiful city of Bijapur dates back to the 11th century. It was discovered by the Chalukyan dynasty and was called by the name Vijyapura but later on when it came under the Bahamani sultanate of Gulbarga, it was renamed and called with the name Viajapur or Bijapur.

The district of Bijapur has many historical, cultural and architectural places that reflect the culture and architecture of Islam for the fact that towards the end of 13th century as it came under the reign of various rulers including Allaudin Khilji, Bahamani Sultans etc. Then in 15th century this small city was taken over by the dynasty of Adil Shah. It was Adil Shah only who encouraged the activity of constructing structures in the city so much so hat to day the Bijapur holds over 50 mosques, more than 20 tombs and a quite a good number of palaces. The district of Bijapur is located in the northwestern part of Karnataka and is just 613 km drive away from Bangalore city. The city of Bijapur stands as the 9th biggest city in the state of Karnataka.

The city is distinguished by its time honored monuments and great architectural buildings. Consequent to the independence, the city became a part of Mumbai, then called Bombay and later on in 1956 it was restored to the city of Mysore. The city encompasses population of both Aryan and Dravidian descent with population chiefly being the Hindu Lingayat.

Bijapurtravel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Bijapur tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Bijapur
Location: South West India
Language: English, Hindi, Kannad, Malayalam and Tamil
Climate: pleasant and moderate
Major Attractions: Mehtar Mahal, Malik-E-Maidan, Asar Mahal
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist sightseeing in Bijapur
This small city holds lots of attractions to interest people and the most famous plces to visit in the city are Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim Roza, Jama Masjid, Gagan Mahal, Sat Manzil, Jala Manzil, Taj Bawdi, Mehtar Mahal, Malik-E-Maidan, Asar Mahal, Bijapur Castle, Pangarh Fort, Siddeshwar Temple and Lotus Lake.

Climate of Bijapur
Bijapur experiences four seasons in a year, summer and monsoon, post-monsoon and winter. Post-monsoon from October-December and winter from January to February are the most pleasant time to visit. Here summers are also quite comfortable with mild heat, which further evaporates with the upcoming of monsoons in the month of June and remains the till the end of August. Generally the state bears a pleasant weather all across the year, yet having months from October till March the best months to step in the city.

How to reach Bijapur

Bijapur by Air: The nearest airport is at Belgaum, which is at a distance of 205 km from the city. The nearest international airport is Bangalore International Airport at a distance of 540 km from Bijapur.

Bijapur by Rail: Bijapur has its own railway station, connecting to the major cities of the state and other neighboring cities of the country.

Bijapur by Road: The city has a good network of roadways that connects it to the major cities of the country.

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