Barakaman, Bijapur

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'If time permits', travellers should visit Barakaman, the tomb of Ali Adil Shah II, in Bijapur District of Karnataka. The construction of this mausoleum was never completed. The famous king of Adil Shahi Empire, Ali Adil Shah, wanted to construct a mausoleum of supreme architecture, which had no match. According to the plan, 12 arches were to be positioned around the grave of Ali Adil Shah in horizontal as well as vertical directions that can be seen by the travellers.

It is said that the construction of this mausoleum was put on halt because the shadow of this structure would touch the Gol Gumbaz. At present, there are only two arches which are built vertically. Archaeological Survey of India is now looking after this site.

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