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Ibrahim Roza

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This mosoleum was erected by Ibrahim Adil Shah II (1580-1626) for his queen Taj Sultana, at the height of Bijapur's prosperity. The emphasis here is on elegance and delicacy, unlike the immensity of the Gol Gumbaz. Its 24m high minarets are said to have inspired those of the Taj Mahal. Its one of the few monuments with substantial stone filigree and other decorative sculptural work. Interred here are Ibrahim Adil Shah, his queen and some other family members. The moument is one of the most known heritage site in India.

If the Golgumbaz is Bijapur’s answer to the Taj Mahal, the city’s finely-sculpted Ibrahim Rouza is what the exquisite Itimad-ud-Daulah is to Agra. Many Architects are of the openion that the minarets of the Ibrahim Rouza are more beautiful than the Taj Mahal’s?" The Ibrahim Rouza’s slender minarets actually inspired those of the Taj Mahal. Two delicately carved structures with cupolas and a profusion of minarets, one a mausoleum the other a mosque, the Ibrahim Rouza’s sheer beauty leaves you simply awestruck.

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