Sights to See
The incomplete mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II with its 12 graceful arches
Built by Ali Adil Shah I around 1561 to serve the dual purpose of a royal residence and a durbar hall.
This is the mausoleum of Muhammed Adil Shah. It houses the world’s second largest dome, unsupported by pillars -- an acoustic and architectural wonder. Built in 1659, its most arresting features are the seven-storied octagonal spires at the four corners and the heavy bracketed cornice below the parapet. The amazing whispering gallery distinctly echoes the faintest whisper 11 times. (Timings: 0600-1800 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Indians, USD 2 or Rs. 100 for foreigners.)
This is a 55-tonne cannon perched on a platform
This was once a water pavilion surrounded by secluded courts and gardens
This is said to have inspired the Taj Mahal (Timings: 0600-1800 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Indians, USD 2 or Rs. 100 for foreigners)
It is the jewel of Adil Shahi architecture with its graceful arches, aisles, halls and large crowning onion dome.
An ornamental gateway leading to a mosque and garden
A water tank that commemorates Taj Sultana, Ibrahim Adil Shah II’s wife
A 24 m high, 16th century watchtower built on high ground from which you get a good view of the city and plains
Museum & Art Galleries
The museum located in the Naqquar Khana (Trumpet House) of the Gol Gumbaz Complex, was originally established as a district museum in 1892. Later on it was taken over to develop it as a site museum in 1982. The large and good massive showcases introduced by the British officers, themselves have become good examples of antique furniture. The collection comprises of stone inscriptions of Arabic, Persian, Kannada and Sanskrit languages in different scripts and written in varied calligraphy, Brahmanical and Jaina sculptures, hero stones, illustrated and plain manuscripts, coins, China wares, wooden carving, carpets, maps, sanads and firmans, miniature paintings, Bidri-ware and other house hold articles, datable from 6th to 18th century AD. Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Closed on Friday. Entrance Fee:Rs. 2 per head (free for children up to 15 years).