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Bijapur, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

Gol Gumbaz is an imposing structure located in Bijapur city of Karnataka, India. It is the second largest dome in the world after St Peter's Basilica in Rome. This massive dome measures 124 feet in diameter. It stands independent of any support or columns. It is the resting place of Mohammed Adil Shah and his wives, mistress, daughter and grandson. Bijapur was the past capital of the Adil Shahi rulers. The acoustics of 'Whispering Gallery' is just amazing, even a small sound can be heard on the other side of the mausoleum. The four corners of the building have 7 floored towers, with staircases inside. One gets to see a beautiful view from these minars. Gol Gumbaz is located at approx 2km from the city Bijapur and Bijapur is located at approx 198km from Hubli, 523km from Bengaluru, 389km from Hyderabad, 219km from Pune, 97km from Solapur, 326km from Goa.


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