Gol Gumbaz

Language : English | Mausoleum | Audios

General Information

Timings :

The places are open from 6 am to 6 pm.

The earlier you start the better as you can avoid the crowd and also understand more about the acoustics and sound engineering inside the complex.

Entry charges :

Please check on the ASI website for more details.  There is a charge for Indians and a separate charge for Foreigners.

There is a separate charge for still camera, but it’s a nominal fee.

Dress Ethics :

There are no prescribed details.  Its warm here throughout the year. Use comfortable clothing.

Photography is allowed inside.

Facilities

Toilets

There are Toilets available.

Footwear

You will need to leave your footwear before entering the main complex. There is a footwear stand right outside the Gumbaz.  Its informal setup, they charge some Rs.2 to Rs.5 per pair of shoes.

Cloak Room

There is no facility for keeping things. You can carry your backpack to keep your things with you.

Parking

Parking can be done around the streets. No specific parking spots.

Checklist

  • Best to carry an Umbrella /Cap / Hat:    The place is all open air.  This area being tropical weather, it tends to get very warm during the day and is very hot during the summers as there is practically no shade anywhere in the temple.
  • Carry your earphones/headphones
  • Power bank / Battery pack for your phone
  • Data network – you will have a longer battery time if you are off the mobile data network. So when you are using the audio guide, you may want to get off the network.

History

The mausoleum houses the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah.  He was the 7th ruler of the Adil Shahi Dynasty.

The Adil Shah dynasty lasted almost 200 years with Bijapur being its capital.  Bijapur is now called as Vijayapura.  There were in all 9 rulers from this Dynasty.