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Bijapur Travel Guide

BIJAPUR - The history of the city dates back to the 11th century when it was founded by the Chalukya dynasty. They referred to it as Vijayapura.

Since the 14th century the city is being called Vijapur or Bijapur when it came under the Bahamani sultanate of Gulbarga. Bijapur was taken over by the Adil Shah dynasty in the 15th century. Much of the city's greatness belongs to the monuments that were constructed during this period.