Monday, December 6, 2010

Upli Burj, Bijapur

Upli Burj constructed in 1584, is an another interesting site in Bijapur (State: Karnataka). General Hyder Khan in the service of ruler Ibrahim II built this watch tower.

This is a circular tower measuring 80 ft in height. There are 70 steps leading to the top of the tower where there are 2 canons. This tower is also known as Hyder Burj.

56 comments:

Zuzana said...

Very unusual tower.;) I guess it must have been quiet some exercise to carry gun powder all the way up there.;)) Or a cannon ball.;))
xoxo

Life Ramblings said...

looks like an impressive tower. hope your week is off to a great start.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

a very interesting structure indeed, do you have more images from the top of the structure as well?

Team G Square said...

nice capture and info...!

Jeevan said...

Looking still good is wonderful! It looks like huge wells in atomic plants.

Anu said...

Are we allowed to climb till the top?

jabblog said...

That is quite a watchtower!

pietrzyk said...

Very interesting photo.Greetings Andrzej.

Indrani said...

Good capture of the monument.

Jacob said...

I'd be so tired out after climbing those steps I wouldn't be able to fire anything, much less a cannon!

Interesting place and great shot! I suppose the cannons were shot through some kind of portholes...

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful building and architecture! And so are your pics from India:-)
Wish you a blessed week!

joo said...

Very interesting structure!

George said...

This is a very interesting structure. Is it possible to go to the top of this tower?

Carver said...

That is a very substantial and impressive tower. Great shot.

ladyfi said...

What an amazing tower!

Sylvia K said...

What a fascinating tower! Always amazes me the incredible buildings/architecture in your country and how long they have been there -- we're such a young country and I find yours and it's history so very fascinating! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty and the history, Rajesh! Have a great week!

Sylvia

aka Penelope said...

An incredible design and no doubt very effective as a watchtower. The constructing of it must have been quite a feat and difficult for those assigned to the task. They would be amazed to know their work has survived all these centuries.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Spettacolare il tuo mondo... mi piacerebbe salire questa torre...
Buona serata :)
Myriam

Photo Cache said...

that looks massive. another gem.

lotusleaf said...

Nice capture.

Lesley said...

that is some sturdy looking tower. it is so unusually wide.

V Rakesh said...

This is very unique, haven't seen the likes even in print!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very interesting. What a huge structure for a watch tower.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting
a very substantial and impressive tower

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Randi said...

What a special tower...very interesting post!

Tarun Mitra said...

Nice capture :)

indicaspecies said...

Constructed in 1584...ancient!

Hazel said...

Canons atop a tower - that's interesting. Love the shot too.

Rizalenio said...

This is an old tower with lots of stories to tell. Interesting. Will try to read more about this tower.

Just got back home here in the Philippines from Little India in Singapore and I had so much learnings about the cultures of India. Eventhough I stayed for only four days, I got to experience piece of India that's worth reminiscing in this lifetime.

Will share more stories through my site.

Thanks for your site. This is inspiring.

joshi daniel said...

nice and different looking tower!

Barbara said...

Impressive tower! Great capture too.

Nanka said...

Great find for u-day!!

photowannabe said...

Amazing circular tower. I wouldn't want to carry the cannons up the 70 steps. Great post for U.

Roger Owen Green said...

i love the construction, and the history.


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

EG Wow said...

I bet it's fun to climb those stairs! :)

magiceye said...

wow amazing!

Pietro said...

Impressive and interesting tower!

Ann said...

What is inside the tower?

Eden said...

Interesting tower! Great shot. Thank you for sharing the information.

Cezar and Léia said...

Different structure there! Cool!
Léia

Stranger said...

wow...it is really imposing...

Míriam Luiza said...

Visitar seu site é como estar numa viagem turística! Amei as fotos e o lugar!

alicesg said...

Very impressive tower. Lots of buildings in your country are worth preserving, they consisted of lots of history and well crafted.

YOSEE said...

Impressive size !

Anna said...

I am always amazed at the variety and quality of buildings you show us on your blog!
Good that you have people in the photo so that we can get an idea how big it is.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,
Anna
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Vernz said...

Hi Rajesh it's been a while... wow another human marvel you got here... seems like an unfinish tower of babel.. awesome...

mine is up at On This Side of Town

imriz said...

what an unusually huge tower!

iamclarizze said...

huge! must have host to many histories e:)))

chubskulit said...

Interesting structure.

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LV said...

You always share such interesting and informative post. I would never know about such things without your blog. This is a most unique watch tower.

Mary said...

That is a really interesting tower. Most unusual. I hope you are having a great day and can enjoy all that Blue Monday brings your way. Blessings...Mary

shopannies said...

wow very cool

Arti said...

Very interesting, never heard of it... Looks quite sturdy too!!

Nethra said...

Looks really good.

... Madhumathi ... said...

Oh! datz so giant.. one..

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this mammoth architecture.