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.
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 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 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.
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 −
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