Ibrahim Rauza, Bijapur

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Travellers 'must visit' Ibrahim Rauza which was constructed by Ibrahim Adil Shah II (1580-1627). The building was designed by Malik Sandal and is famous as 'Taj Mahal of the Deccan'.

Ibrahim Rauza has a mosque on its right, four minarets and a tomb on its left side. There is a rectangular prayer-chamber in the mosque along with five arches at the front. The minarets with high corners are separated into storeys having a cluster of columns at the bottom.

The sphere-shaped dome is positioned on a dais decorated with beautiful large petals. The tomb and the mosque are raised on a similar stand in the heart of a wonderful garden.

It is one of the most picturesque monuments in Aihole and visitors from all over come to witness the beauty of this historical building. Entry fee for Indian citizens and visitors of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) and BIMSTEC (Bangladesh India Myanmar Sri Lanka Thailand Economic Cooperation) countries is Rs. 5. Entry fee for visitors from other countries is US $ 2 or Indian Rs. 100 per head.

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