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Travel Guide for Bijapur

Bijapur is a historic region located near Bangalore in Karnataka state. Mughal rulers of this region built numerous monuments in the town during various centuries. These monuments add beauty to this region, until date.

Do you know that Bijapur is an important destination in luxury train tours like Deccan Odyssey? Deccan Odyssey chooses Bijapur for its cultural past, exotic culture and colorful markets. The region is an important attraction in Karnataka.

Experiencing Deccan Odyssey styled Bijapur vacation

Bijapur is scaled only during Jewels of Deccan itinerary. Bijapur is the first destination during this itinerary. The tour covers almost all attractions of the town in the sightseeing trip like Malik E Madan, Mehtar Mahal, Gol Ibrahim Rouza, Gol Gumbz and others.

The tourists will be taken back to the train by late afternoon for lunch and train moves on to the next destination. The itinerary also covers surrounding attractions like Pattadakal and Aihol.

How to reach Bijapur ?

  • By Air:

    Bijapur does not have an airport in and around the town. The nearest is in Bangalore and Mumbai. You can choose to fly to either of the city and travel to Bijapur by train or bus.

  • By Train:

    The town has a busy railway station that welcomes train from various parts of the country like Hyderabad, Bangalore and others.

  • By Road:

    Bijapur is well connected with national highways and interconnecting roads. You can find many private and government buses to and from Bijapur, frequently. If you are looking for cab services, you ought to check top cities around Bijapur like Bangalore.

What to see and do in Bijapur ?

Top attractions to see in Bijapur are

  • Malik E Maiden
  • Gol Gumbaz
  • Ibrahim Rauza mausoleum
  • UpaliBuruj
  • Gagan Mahal
  • Asar Mahal
  • Bara Kaman
  • Anand Mahal

Pilgrimage sites to enjoy in Bijapur are

  • Lord Shiva statue
  • Tasabavadi
  • Jumma Masjid

Top activities to enjoy in Bijapur are

  • You ought to visit the markets for buying handicrafts and spices. This is also the best place to enjoy photography in the town.
  • Take a day tour to Pattadakal, a heritage site that is just 60 km away from Bijapur. Some even drive to Aihole from Pattadakal. If you choose luxury train, the itinerary covers all the three regions together for a complete experience.

Best time to visit Bijapur

Bijapur’s tourist attraction is entirely sightseeing. This is why it is best to leave out the harsh summer season. Summer starts in March and ends by June. Dehydration, sweating and skin problems are common during this season.

Thus, most of the tourists avoid this season. In the same note, monsoon seasons are also not suitable for sightseeing as the place becomes damp and marshy. Rains are common between July and September.

The winter season is the best time to visit Bijapur. Winter starts in October and ends in March. The climate will be pleasing enough to allow you to enjoy sightseeing even in during afternoon. This is also the right time to find many festivals in this region.

Festivals and traditions of Bijapur

Almost all religious and national festivals are celebrated in Bijapur. Most of these festivals are celebrated in a very similar way, throughout the country. If you are looking to enjoy the culture of the land or, if you are choosing to enjoy some exotic activities, local festivals and fair are the best options. Top regional festivals to enjoy are.

  • NavarasapurUtsav – music festival
  • Banashankari Devi fair
  • Ugadi
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