Built around 1584 by Hyder Khan, is an 80-foot-high (24 m) tower standing to the north of Dakhani Idgah in Vijayapura. This is a spherical structure with stone steps winding round the outside. Top of the tower offers a commanding view of the city. This is also known as “Hyder Burj”, “Upli Burj”. On top of Upli Burj there are two guns of huge size. The parafeet this tower which was used for monitoring purposes has been fenced now. One needs to climb the circular stairs to reach the top. However except for this tower there is very little evidence of the citadel wall in this area due to rampant construction.
How to Reach :
Nearest airports are Goa, Pune and Hyderabad Internation airports. Belagavi is the nearest domestic airport.
The railway station is linked with Bengaluru, Mumbai and other major cities.
Vijayapura is well connected with other cities by bus.