About District

The foundation of this historic city was laid during the reign of the Chalukyan dynasty of Kalyani between the 10th and 11th centuries. They called it VIJAYAPURA or the City of Victory. Vijayapura experienced a great burst of architectural activity under the Adil Shahi dynasty. The Adil Shahis encouraged building activity to such an extent that Vijayapura itself has over 50 mosques, more than 20 tombs and a number of palaces. Vijayapura is mainly famous for Gol-Gumbaz, Jumma Masjid, Bara Kamaan, Gajanan Temple, Ibrahim Roza,Taj Bawdi, Malik-e-Maidan, Methar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Jala Manzil, Upli Burj, Shivagiri, Siddeshwar Temple etc.

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SB Shettennavar, DC
Deputy Commissioner Sanjay B Shettennavar, IAS