Gol Gumbaz: The Taj Mahal of South India

In the city of Bijapur, in the south India’s state of Karnataka, stands one of the grandest royal tombs to be ever constructed in India. Aptly called the Taj Mahal of South India, this majestic structure houses the remains of Mohammad Adil Shah, who was the Sultan of Bijapur between 1627 and 1656 AD. Its name Gol Gumbaz (literally, “Round Dome”) comes from the mausoleum’s gigantic dome, which is one of biggest free-standing domes in the world.

Gol Gumbaz

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Source: amusingplanet.com

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