Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Bijapur, Karnataka, India

Jul 21, 2005 - Bijapur

A suitcase fell from the luggage rack and came down on my head. I have a black eye, a small cut on my hairline, and a bump on my head. I don't look mean and sexy. I look as though I've been beaten up. Still, passengers on the bus felt sorry for me and I gleefully munched on their give-aways for the remaining hours on the bus journey. Bijapur's main attraction is Gol Gumbaz, a rather silly-sounding name for the mausoleum of a long-dead Muslim ruler, whose name I've forgotten to record. It's a massive structure, inelegant and bulky, but...

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Feb 11, 2005 - India - Karnataka - Bijapur

Namaste! In the end, Bijapur turned out to be quite an interesting place, despite the mosquitos and coackroaches of our hotel room. We visited Ibrahim Rouza Mausoleum and the amazing Gomgulaz with its whispering gallery. In the latter, it was possible to climb to the very top and not only enjoy the amazing views, but also experience your voice being echoed ten times... and you can be sure that locals were making good use of this facility. They just seem to love being noise, no matter where or how sacred the place might be. However, the most...

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