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Address: Near Gagan Mahal, Bijapur, India

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More effort needed to save the ruining monuments

The citadel was a bounded campus that included a collection of monument erected by Deccan Sultanate Kings. The prominent monuments were Asar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Saat Manzil, Jala... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rajesh k
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The citadel was a bounded campus that included a collection of monument erected by Deccan Sultanate Kings. The prominent monuments were Asar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Saat Manzil, Jala Manzil, Water Tank of Jala Manzil etc. I felt the monuments lack maintenance. Stern steps are needed to preserve them. They are beautiful samples of Deccan Sultanate's architecture but are gradually ruining.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The citadel is located in the center of Bijapur town. Bounded by walls, it includes several monuments like Gagan Mahal, Saat Manzil, Jal Manzil etc. There is a wide artificial lake which was used for water conservation and supply. Most of the building here are in ruins yet they speak of the grandeur of Bijapur during Adil Shahi rule.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Bijapur has a good collection of Deccan architecture, the legacy of the Adilshah dynasty who were extremely powerful and influential in the 15th and 16th century. The citadel is now part of the modern day city with roads winding through the walls. Evenings are a good time to walk about the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Worth a wander around here. No real defined castle, but lots of ruins interspersed with working local government buildings.. The Gagan Mahal has a very pretty arch, nice garden, and pretty lake out the back looks nice until you get close enough to see the rubbish.

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