June 11th, 2005, 06:25 PM
An outstanding engineering marvel, Gol Gumbaz is the tomb of Mohamed Adil Shah. Its enormous whispering dome is the second largest in the world next to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The acoustical system in the dome carries the faintest whisper around the dome and returns to the listener nine times. The gallery around the dome provides a fabulous view of Bijapur.
June 11th, 2005, 07:13 PM
HariR.................Yes its architecture is engineering marvel. I know people from Bijapur & Bidar area & they said some interesting facts about Gol Gumbaz. Unfortunately, its in bad condition & we may loose it forever.
June 11th, 2005, 07:38 PM
June 11th, 2005, 07:45 PM
LuckyStreak............this picture is amazing. Great find.
June 11th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Cool pics as usual LS. Can you post them in the poll I created. We need more shots there. Thanx :).
February 7th, 2010, 06:12 AM
February 9th, 2010, 07:47 AM
Bijapur city-city of gumbazses.
View of Bijapur city from the gol gumbaz
February 9th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Visited Bijapur in 1994 - memories of GolGumbaz and 12khaana are still afresh :) I remember singing Bhimsen Joshi bhajans in a low voice while some of the other strangers were sitting in the opposite direction. Their reaction was amazing !!
Will dig pictures (3R prints) and scan them.
I must add - anyone who wants to visit GGumbaz, must line up early in the morning. IN later day time, school children and other local tourists make a decibel hell !