Bijapur Fort - Overview

Bijapur fort was constructed by Yusuf Adil Shah who belonged to the Adil Shahi dynasty. The fort consists of many monuments like palaces, mosques, tombs and many others. Different rulers of this dynasty built the structures inside the fort.

Bijapur Fort


The city of Bijapur was established by Kalyani Chalukyas during their ruling period between 10th and 11th centuries AD and the city was called Vijaypura. Later, the city came under the rule of Bahmani kingdom who ruled for almost 200 years. The city was also ruled by the kings of Delhi Sultanate, Mughals, Marathas and British.

Bijapur City

Visiting Hours

Bijapur Fort is opened for public from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The fort is opened for the public on all days of the week but is closed on public holidays. It takes around 2-3 hours to visit the fort as there are many monuments to see inside the fort.


The tourists have to buy tickets in order to visit the Bijapur fort. Tourists who belong to India, SAARC members, and BIMSTEC members have to pay Rs. 15 while the tourists from other countries have to pay Rs. 200.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit the fort is the period between September and February as the climate is very pleasant. Even the months of December and January are also not very cold. In the rest of the months, the climate is hot and is not suitable to visit the fort.

Where to Stay?

There are only 26 hotels in Bijapur which range from inexpensive hotels to three-star hotels. Some of the hotels in the city are as follows −

  • Three–Star Hotels

    • Hotel Kanishka International located at Station Road

    • Hotel Basava Residency located at Mukund Nagar, Station Road

    • Hotel Golden Heights located at Station Road

    • Hotel Sri Udupi Park located at Station Road

  • Budget or Two-Star Hotels

    • Pleasant Stay located at Solapur Road

    • Hotel Ashoka residency located at Solapur Road

    • Hotel Shashinag Residency located at Solapur Road

    • Hotel Pearl located opposite Gol Gumbaz

    • Hotel Ishwar located at Jaishree Talkies, Kamnaji Bazar

  • Cheap Hotels or One–Star Hotels

    • Hotel Megharaj located at Station Road

    • Hotel Madhuvan International located at Station Road

    • Hotel Santosh Lodge located opposite Central Bus Station

    • Hotel Madhura Residency located at Station Road

    • Shubhashree Comfort Lodging located at Solapur Lodge