gol gumbaz in india

The Gol Gumbaz is at Bijapur, Karnataka. It is the mausoleum of Mohammad adib Shah, the King of Bijapur. The tomb of his wife and daughter are also placed here. This beautiful square-shaped structure, crowned by a huge dome is constructed in Islamic architecture style and its height ends upto 60 metres. The wall of the dome is 10 ft. thick and 125 ft. in diameter. This magnificent dome is the second largest one in the world. There are seven-storeyed towers of octagonal shape each on all four sides of the building. In the interior lies the famous Whispering Gallery. The construction of this well known monument was completed in 1659.

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