Bara Kamaan


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    Bara Kamaan

Almost in the centre of the city, and to the north-west of the citadel, is a large square building, roofless and with unfinished arches in dark basalt. This is the tomb of Ali Adil Shah II (1656-72). Probably begun on his accession to the throne in 1656 and intended to rival Gol Gumbaz, the tomb of his father, Muhammad Adil Shah. The building was conceived on a magnificent scale but was destined never to be completed. The platform is 20 feet high. This great elevated basement, on which the arches of this unfinished structure stand, is 215 feet square, while that of the Gol Gumbaz is 158 feet square. In the centre, on a raised platform, are the tomb stones of Ali Adil Shah II and some of his family members, the graves being in the crypt below, which is entered by a door on the east side. The whole structure with the lofty basement would, if it had been completed, have been a most graceful monument in Vijayapura.
The building is well maintained with a beautiful garden around the monument. It is called BARA KAMAN by the people.

How to Reach :

By Air

Nearest airports are Goa, Pune and Hyderabad Internation airports. Belagavi is the nearest domestic airport.

By Train

The railway station is linked with Bengaluru, Mumbai and other major cities.

By Road

Vijayapura is well connected with other cities by bus.