The city is rich in historical monuments mainly forts and tombs designed in Islamic style built post 13th century. Most of the monuments were designed by architects from Iran. What I noticed was most of these structure was built to be a tomb and they all housed remains of the members of the sultanate family.
It was a nice opportunity for me to try out my new camera. As such, I could not experiment for the fear of spoiling good photos and thus stuck to minimal settings and tunings. Anyway here are few of them.
The Gol Gumbaz. This is the second largest dome in the world with a diameter of 37 meters next only to St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican.
The Gol Gumaz complex houses the Naqqar Khana in the foreground where trumpets were stored. Now its a museum.
A mosque in the complex
The dome and the whispering gallery where even the minutest of the sound can be heard 37 meters across and every sound is echoed seven times. Acoustical wonder!!
Underground tunnel covered now. Seems few people got lost in the maze and is now shut forever
Just outside as we were walking these sociable girls caught my attention. When I asked if I could take their picture they readily agreed.
Ready for pictures.......
The final product....
The curious one; checking out the picture
Its a massive structure with huge onion shaped dome.
Here is the main area which has the copy of Koran written in gold.
Ibrahim Rauza. Its said that its design served as inspiration for the famous Taj Mahal.
Chatty, gregarious and bubbling to grow up to beautiful ladies. Met them and they never wanted me to stop taking their pictures.
The symmetry and the details are noteworthy.
Inside the hall.
On wooden doors are carvings as these.
It houses the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his family.
Light at the end of the tunnel....
The boy on the extreme right wearing a white shirt and posing wit style told me thus "Mera photo delete kar nakko ji..mein ek din famous hoonga ji, rakhlo ji" :-)
Barakaman - A mausoleum that remains unfinished.