Monday, July 19, 2010

Bijapur, City of Victory

Bijapur (State: Karnatka) is located at a distance of 530 km northwest of Bangalore. This city was established in the 10th - 11th centuries by the Chalukya Dynasty. It was then referred as Vijayapura (City of victory).

From the 13th century onwards this city was ruled by Mughal, Bahamani rulers. The city landscape is covered with great monuments of historical importance built during the Adil Shahi dynasty. It had a citadel of 6km stretch around the city. Within the citadel are the remains of both Hindu temples and old mosques. Outside the walls are the remains of a vast city, now for the most part in ruins.

The places of interest both old and new here are:


58 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful piece of history! Loved it!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures, Rajesh, as always! And such interesting history! Have a great evening!

Sylvia

Dani said...

These are beautiful shots. Great mosaic. Thanks for sharing

Happy Tuesday!

Carol said...

Remarkable buildings and monuments in this photo collage! Each one impressive on its own.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Great architecture (spelling?)
I am often impressed of how skillfullness appeares :)

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/07/19/My-World-e28093-Danube-Visegrad.aspx

ewok1993 said...

You are so lucky to be able to visit these wonderful historical architecture. They are all so pretty.

Carver said...

You always show us such interesting places. Great post.

Coffeedoff said...

Wonderful buildings. I would love to see them in real life!

J Bar said...

Great montage.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Nice pictures, but I wish they were bigger. What is that structure on the right, second from the bottom? Looks different from others.

magiceye said...

amazing place indeed!

Greener Bangalore said...

I think I have to plan Bijapur next! Most probably will visit Nagarhole next month....not sure though..!!

Life Ramblings said...

wonderful place and architecture.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Wonderful views of the old structures. They are always so beautiful.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful and historical buildings. Full of mysterious and rich culture. So glad you share with the world.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Tell you what Rajesh, These beautiful monuments would require a fresh post with individual photgraphs

Zuzana said...

Beautiful collage; I love traveling with you.;))
xo

Jasmit said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful images of our historical places. These Great Historical monuments always attracts every traveller.

Evelyn said...

Fantastic pics - I'd love to go to India. Someday, for sure!

Sumandebray said...

Nice piece of history.... did not mention about the whispering gallery

radha said...

I have travelled so often through this place, seen the fort from afar, but always in a hurry to reach our destination some 4 hours away. Always wanted to stop, but never did. This makes me regret it all the more.

joshi daniel said...

something new and cool!

Q Smith said...

Fascinating place!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rajesh:)

Very interesting and lovely photos speaking volumes of our rich history and religious tolerance. Very informative narration and I enjoyed it.

Have a nice day:)
Joseph

Beyond Horizon said...

beauty of a history

Jacob said...

A fine collage, Rajesh! I would imagine one could spend many days wandering about here with so very much to see and think about!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Cia Rajesh
mi piace molto questo tuo mosaico !
Grandi foto :-))
Buona serata e grazie della visita.

Spiderdama said...

This is wonderful buildings all of them!
Wish you blessed summerdays:-) Hugs from Norway

SandyCarlson said...

So very, very beautiful.

Eden said...

Lovely captures of the beautiful buildings, Rajesh. Thank you for sharing

Walk in New York said...

belle serie et tres belle architecture

Dave said...

lovely photos and thanks for the mini-tour, i would like to visit your place one day.

greece_traveller said...

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Bristi said...

Nice collage.. and nice travel info ...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very nice collage and pictures too.

Amisha said...

There are such beautiful monuments in India! Everywhere you turn history and modernity coexist.

Ann said...

nice collage of old beautiful building. Are they all heritage buildings?

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love seeing photos from around the world, so thanks for showing us a bit about India. It is such an old country compared to Canada.

Snap said...

Always beautiful shots of fascinating places that I want to know more about. Research for me!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing with us.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I always enjoy your postings. We learn new things from them.

Anne Fannie said...

What beautiful pictures! I hope someday I can visit those places!

Happy Blue Monday!

Ann

SmilingSally said...

Beautiful, Rajesh.

Happy Blue Monday.

Pie said...

Lovely photos!

My Blue Monday.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely mosaic.

GrandmaK said...

Nicely done! Very lovely! Cathy

LV said...

I feel like I have been on a grand tour of your pretty country. As well, I had a good lesson in history. Wonderful job for your post.

Regina said...

Great collections!
And nice mosaic.

Carolyn Ford said...

Amazing history and photos...beautiful mosaic, Rajesh!

Sherry said...

Lovely mosaic of architecture. Never bores me to study all the wonderful structures all over the world!
thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Gee said...

Great landscape... :O

Mary said...

What an amazingly beautiful place, filled with history! Thanks for taking us on the tour at MM. :)

Rajesh said...

Thanks for all the appreciation.

Raji, the structure you are asking in the mosaic is Uppali Buruj

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful and interesting!!

Gayle said...

Wonderful photos and interesting commentary.

Ann - Making Family Memories with Childrens Tea Sets said...

Oh how fascinating! I'll have to share these photos with my granddaughters at our next little girls tea party. :)

Rajesh said...

Thanks for all the appreciation. I shall cover them in some detail.