The Almatti Dam is a hydroelectric project on the Krishna River in North Karnataka, India which was completed in July 2005. The target annual electric output of the dam is 560 MU (or GWh).H1 The Almatti Dam is the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna Irrigation Project; the 290 MW power station is located on the right side of the Almatti Dam. The facility uses vertical kaplan turbines: five 55MW generators and one 15MW generator. Water is released in to the Narayanpur reservoir after using for power generation to serve the downstream irrigation needs. Two separate facilities namely, Almatti 1 Powerhouse and Almatti II Powerhouse each separated by distance do provide power generation capabilities. During the initial stages of the project, estimated costs were projected as Rs.14.70 billion, but following the transfer of project's management to the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), the estimated cost was reduced by over fifty percent to Rs. 6.74 billion. The KPCL eventually completed the project at an even lower cost of Rs. 5.20 billion. The entire dam was finished in less than forty months, with construction ending in July 2005. The dam is located on the edge of Bijapur and Bagalkot districts. Geographically, it is located in the Bijapur district, but large areas of Bagalkot district have also been submerged due to filling of the reservoir. The dam holds a gross water storage capacity of 123.08 TMC at 519 meters MSL.
Basava Sagar Dam, previously known as Narayanpur Dam, is a dam constructed across the Krishna River at Siddapur Village in Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur District, Karnataka, India. The reservoir that it impounds is known as Basava Sagar, and has a total storage capacity of 37.965 tmcft (1.075 km³), with 30.5 tmcft (0.85 km³) live storage. The full reservoir level is 492.25 m MSL and the minimum draw down level is 481.6 m MSL. It was a single purpose project meant only for irrigation, but downstream electrical generation and drinking water considerations enter into its management. The dam is 29 meters high and over 1 kilometres long, and has 30 gates for water release.22 Spillway Gates are present in the Dam It took Rs. 50.48 crore to complete.
The Bijapur Fort is located in the Bijapur city in Bijapur District of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bijapur fort has a plethora of historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty. The Adil Shahi Sultans who ruled for nearly 200 years in Bijapur had expended their utmost authority, almost exclusively, on architecture and the allied arts, each Sultan endeavored to excel his predecessor in the number, size, or splendor of his building projects. As a result, the buildings seen in and around Bijapur Fort and the town have been rightly called as the Agra of South 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.
Malik-i-Maidan, considered as one of the largest bell metal guns in the world, is situated around 3 km away from Bijapur District. The nozzle of the gun is shaped like the head of a lion with open jaws. It is 4.45 metres long, has a diameter of 1.5 metres and weighs 55 tons.Another important aspect is that it is cast in Ahmednagar with Arabic and Persian writing’s as one of its main fascinations.