FREE NATA COACHING: SERIES 11
Updated: July 23, 2020
This is part 11 of 12 part series of FREE NATA COACHING. With this “Did you know” series, we bring to you Mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah: Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur. With this post we bring to light some interesting facts about the Mausoleum. Scroll down for complete details.
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Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur is known for its excellent acoustic properties
Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, who was the Sultan of Bijapur in Karnataka. The structure in dark grey basalt, was completed in 1656. It was built in Deccan style by architect Yaqut of Dabul. It has the largest dome in India and second largest in the world, with a diameter of 124 feet. Gol Gumbaz is famous for its marvelous acoustic properties. Worth mentioning is the “Whispering gallery,” where even the softest sound can be heard on the other side of the mausoleum.
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