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Vijayapura – The Epitome of Glory & Splendor
History has been benevolent to the significance of Vijayapura. Very few places across the world come close to this magnificent town's profound historical importance, where so many dynasties ruled for centuries together and left behind their indelible imprints, forever.
The Chalukyas of Kalyani laid the foundations of Vijayapura between the 10th and the 11th century CE.
The city was named Vijayapura or the "city of victory initially". Towards the end of the 13th century, Vijayapura came under the rule of Alauddin Khilji. Under his rule, Vijayapura witnessed unprecedented architectural development.
The "golden age "architectural and cultural renaissance flourished further under the Adil Shahi dynasty. In 1686, Vijayapura became a part of the Mughal Empire under the reigns of Aurangzeb.
It is only natural for a city immersed in such a diverse and rich history to be one of the country's prominent tourist destinations. However, in modern times, Vijayapura has with uncanny ease donned the mantle of a bustling cosmopolitan city.
Apart from the famed Golgumbaz and numerous other magnificent monuments within the city, other historical significance places close to Vijayapura include Badami, Aihole, Pattadakallu, Shivayogamandir, Kundalasangama and Hampi.
Vijayapura is where the medieval and the modern coexist in rare mutual harmony.