Vijayapura always recalls one of the magnificent monuments like the famous Gol Gumbaz. The capital of the Adil Shahis (1489-1686) it was addressed as the 'Queen of Deccan' for its wonderful monuments. parks and commercial activity all over the country.
September to March would be the best time to visit Vijayapura as in summer the place is extremely hot. There are good hotels to reside during the visit. The languages spoken are Hindi, Kannada, English and Urdu. The nearest airport is at Hubli. Vijayapura is connected by rail to Bangalore, Mumbai (via Sholapur), Hospet (via Gadag) and Vasco da Gama (via Hubli and Londa).
Vijayapura is connected by road to most places in south and west India. It is 132 km from Badami, 254 km from Hampi, 205 km from Belagavi, 581 km from Bengaluru and 486 km from Mumbai. Buses are available to reach Vijayapura from Hyderabad, Belagavi, Hubli or Bengaluru. Hubli-Solapur railway has a station at Vijayapura.
One can get around as per one's convenience through autorickshaws, cycle rickshaws, tangas, city bus service or the private taxis. There are package tours by bus. arranged locally. Vijayapura is the shortened form of the Sanskrit term 'Vijayapura' meaning 'City of Victory'. The origin of the name goes back to the seventh century. The other old remaines being Vidyapura and Mohamadapura. The Kalyana Chalukya kings made it a secondary capital according to an inscription of 1073. There are innumerable beautiful buildings, mosques, tombs and tanks in and around the city. The monuments in this city are scattered all over.