The foundations of this historic city were laid during the reign of the Chalukyan Dynasty. They called it 'Vijayapura' or the 'City of Victory' from where comes its present name Vijaypura (Bijapur). This one-time capital of the Adil Shahi kings (1489-1686) is dotted with mosques, mausoleums, palaces, fortifications, watchtowers, and strong gateways, with the massive Gol Gumbaz, India's largest dome, dominating the landscape for miles around. Vijaypura (Bijapur) experienced a great burst of architectural activity under the Adil Shahi rulers. It is also famous for the hand-made sarees of llkal. Vijaypura (Bijapur) is also the best base from where to reach other exceptional heritage sites such as Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal.
396 characters for side panel: Vijaypura (Bijapur) or Vijayapura city is well known for its historical monuments, diverse cultures and five rivers. The ancient city was ruled by the Adil Shahi kings, it was historically one of the richest districts in the state of Karnataka. Attractions in Vijaypura (Bijapur) include palaces, arches, tombs, cisterns, gateways and minarets, built during the Adil Shahi dynasty. Vijaypura (Bijapur) is famous for its Ilkal sarees
The nearest airport is at Belgaum, 205 kms away. From here one can hire a cab to reach Vijaypura (Bijapur).
Vijaypura (Bijapur) is well connected by rail to Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai and other cities. It has its own railhead 2 kms from the main town.
Vijaypura (Bijapur) is connected by good motorable roads
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