Mithari and Asar Mahals, Bijapur

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Travellers visiting Bijapur are 'recommended' to visit Mithari and Asar Mahals to witness the beauty of these buildings. Mithari and Asar Mahals situated in Bijapur, Karnataka was built by Mohammad Adil Shah in the late 1640's.

This historical building has Persian style decoration and was known as the 'Hall of Justice' during the Mughal period. The entry of women was strictly prohibited and till date a festival is celebrated inside the hall.

Constructed on four pillars, this is a place where Muslims worship. There are three tanks inside the room with different features and wall paintings as decorations. One of the tanks is 15 feet deep and other two are comparatively smaller. The Persian architecture is showcased in the room and every year festival called Urs is celebrated inside this room.

Tourists, as they enter in the Asar, get to see the remains of citadel which signify the importance of Bijapur City in the pre-Islam era. There are also certain inscriptions on the stones present inside. This place attracts numerous tourists from all over every year as Jumma Masjid is situated close to this building.

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