A quiet and popular historic town, Bijapur brags of Deccan’s Islamic Era and its dazzling roots. it, renamed as Vijapura in 2014, is a cultural hub and has a lot of mosques, tombs, castles, places, and forts which is an attraction for tourists to come here. It is one of the famous tourist spots in Karnataka and a heart for the Lingayat brand of Shaivism. The Lingayat Siddeshwara Festival is celebrated here with the glory for eight days in January and February here.
Attractions: Gol Gumbaz,Jumma Masjid, Mehtar Mahal, Barakaman, Upli Buruj, Chand Bawdi, Gagn Mahal, Mithari and Asar Mahal, The Citadel(Arkilla), Bijapur Fort, Malik-e-Maidan, Ibrahim Rauza, Taj Bawadi.
Best Time to visit: October to March.
Peak Season: November to February.
How to Reach
- By Air: The nearest airport is Sambre Airport in Belgaum,
- By Rail: Bijapur has its own railway station which is well connected with all the cities of India.
- By Road: Bijapur is a well-known tourist spot and is well connected to other nearby cities and towns by road. All types of vehicles are available to reach here like KSRTC bus and Private buses (airbus, sleeper coach, air-conditioned, non-air-conditioned and Volvo buses), cabs and taxis.