About Vijayapura

Bijapur, officially known as Vijayapura, is the district headquarters of Bijapur District of Karnataka state. The district is bounded The district is bounded by Solapur district on the North and Sangali on the North-West, Belgaum district on the West, Bagalkot on the South, Gulbarga on the East and by Raichur on the South-East.

The city was established in the 10th-11th centuries by the Kalyani Chalukyas and was known as Vijayapura (City of victory). The city was passed to Yadavas after Chalukya’s demise. Bijapur came under Muslim influence, first under Allaudin Khalji, the Sultan of Delhi, towards the end of the 13th century, and then under the Bahamani kings of Bidar in 1347.

After Independence, the movement for re-organisation of States gained further momentum and on 1 November 1956 a separate Mysore State was formed. By the wish of the people it was renamed as Karnataka. Thus, the district Bijapur along with other Kannada speaking areas became a part of Karnataka State on 1 November 1956. Central government approved the request to rename the city from Bijapur to Vijayapura on November 1, 2014.

Monuments Around Vijayapura
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