Gol Gumbaz, one of the largest antiquated, but impressive medieval dome in the world, is a dominating Muslim monument in this part of south India, built on a plot of 70 acres of land in Bijapur city that has hundreds of mosques, mausoleums and other monuments of historical value.
It's architect was one Yaqut of Dabul who designed it using Deccan architecture" on a terrain made of hard rock. Finding its roots from Gola gummata , the name is derived from Gol Gombadh meaning "circular dome". Comparing with other famous Muslim monuments is not a good idea, however, upon examining some monuments, the Taj, one of the wonders of the world, entirely built of high quality marble using local and Persian style, come closer and has striking similarity with Gol Gombaz as far as time and duration of the construction of the structure are concerned. Both were great structures built more or less during the same period - Gol Gumbaz (work began in 1627) completed in 1656 and the Taj Mahal ( work began in1632) completed in 1953.
It has the unique distinction having a massive dome with the whispering gallery at its base taking a circular pathway. A mere whisper on one side of the passage echoes several times around the other side. Here one can experience special acoustics more clearly when the place is quiet or the din is at low level.The gallery provides a nice view of the town near-by.