Bijapur is an ancient historical and cultural city that was established in 11th century during the Chalukya dynasty. It is 530 km away from Bangalore and nearby Belgaum. Known for its medieval monuments of Islamic architecture, Bijapur has the second largest dome in the world, the “Gol Gumbaz” and the first mosque in India, the “Jamai Masjid”. Historical mosques, palaces, canons, tombs, and dams here draw a large number of tourists to Bijapur every year. The city is well connected by rail and road.
Budget Hotels in Bijapur
Bijapur has a sizeable number of budget hotels. Some of them are Madhuvan International (Tariff-Rs. 950), Kanishka International Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500), and Shashinag Residency Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 650).
The official language of Bijapur is Kannada. English is the alternate language used.
Events in Bijapur
Navaraspur Music Festival is an annual classical music concert held in January and February every year. A fair organized by Shri Siddheshwar temple during Makar Sankranti is also a popular event here.
Places to See in Bijapur
Swami Narayan temple, Ram Bagh temple, Basanta Vana, Malik-e-Maidan, Almatti Dam, Ibrahim Rouza, and Mehtar Mahal are key tourist landmarks in Bijapur.
How to Get There
Bijapur does not have an airport of its own. The nearest domestic airport to Bijapur is in Belgaum (205 km).
A couple of trains pass through and stop by at Bijapur.
Bangalore is approximately 682 km away from Bijapur. Around six operators offer bus services from Bangalore to Bijapur on a daily basis. Some of them are SRS Travels Bangalore and VRL Travels. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India
A panchayat town in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, Mulki was earlier known as Moolikapur. Located on the banks of the Shambhavi River, the town is well-connected to neighbouring regions. The National highway 17 (Now NH 66) passes through the heart of Mulki town. The townsfolk are known for their skilled craft and they mostly thrive on agriculture and fishing.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Mulki. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Adhidhan and Punaroor Tourist Home that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Ugadi, Sankranthi, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Immaculate Conception Church,Noor Masjid, Shafi Jumma Masjid and Sri Venkataramana Temple are all located within 2kms of the town bus stand.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport which is 22km from Mulki is the nearest airport to this place.
Mulki has its own Railway Station
The MulkiBus Stand has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Sugama Tourists, Seabird Tourists and Ideal Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get a cheap bus ticket.