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The Citadel

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Near Gagan Mahal, Bijapur, India
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Lack of maintenance

The citadel comprised of several buildings within the fortified walls. The fortified walls are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rajani k
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The monuments complex of Bijapur

The citadel was the monument complex of Bijapur. It had monuments like the Jalamanzil, Saat Manzil... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
rambha b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The citadel comprised of several buildings within the fortified walls. The fortified walls are visible in small parts today. Most of it is damaged. The Saat Manzil, Jaal Manzil, Asar Mahal , Gagan Mahal marked the palatial buildings within the citadel made by Deccan Sultanate.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The citadel was the monument complex of Bijapur. It had monuments like the Jalamanzil, Saat Manzil, Asar Mahal, Gagan Mahal and the landscaped garden within fortified walls. Most of the monuments are in ruins crying for maintenance.

Thank rambha b
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The Citadel complex in Bijapur speaks of the glory of Deccan Sultanate. The fortified complex can be seen in ruins today and most of the monuments within it seems to be vanishing day by day. You get to see the boundary walls of the fort...More

Thank None I
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Citadel contains the ruins of several monuments which were erected by Adil Shahi rulers. Saat manzil, Gagan mahal, Asar Mahal, pavilion etc. are some of these monuments. Gagan Mahal is one of the prominent, mostly intact structure in the Citadel. It was built by Ali...More

Thank bishnu s
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Citadel was like a fortress within which lay some of the prominent buildings during the Deccan Sultanate rule. Saat Manzil, Asar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Water pavilion all were within this fortress. Now only some of the walls of the Citadel is seen. Much of it...More

Thank Rimjhim B
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The citadel was a bounded campus that included a collection of monument erected by Deccan Sultanate Kings. The prominent monuments were Asar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Saat Manzil, Jala Manzil, Water Tank of Jala Manzil etc. I felt the monuments lack maintenance. Stern steps are needed...More

Thank Rajesh k
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The citadel is located in the center of Bijapur town. Bounded by walls, it includes several monuments like Gagan Mahal, Saat Manzil, Jal Manzil etc. There is a wide artificial lake which was used for water conservation and supply. Most of the building here are...More

1  Thank Rajani B
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Bijapur has a good collection of Deccan architecture, the legacy of the Adilshah dynasty who were extremely powerful and influential in the 15th and 16th century. The citadel is now part of the modern day city with roads winding through the walls. Evenings are a...More

1  Thank Anannya D
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Worth a wander around here. No real defined castle, but lots of ruins interspersed with working local government buildings.. The Gagan Mahal has a very pretty arch, nice garden, and pretty lake out the back looks nice until you get close enough to see the...More

3  Thank Tpw101
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