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Talikota Near Bijapur

Talikota also known as Talikote, is a town in Bijapur district and lies on the left bank of the Doni River. It is about 85 kilometers to the southeast of Bijapur city and it is very famous for the battle of Talikota which was fought on 1565. There is a famous Khasgateswer temple in Talikota which attracts the devotees from Bijapur, Bagalkot, Yadgiri, Raichur and Gulbarga districts. The Talikota town has many educational institutions too. It is surrounded by Basavana Bagewadi taluk towards north, Hungund taluk towards south, Lingsugur taluk towards east, Bagalkot taluk towards west. Muddebihal, Talikota, Lingsugur, Sindgi are the nearby cities to Talikota. There is no railway station near Talikota in less than 10 kilometers. Gulbarga railway station is the main railway station approximately 146 kilometers to Talikoa. Talikota town have road connectivity to its rural areas.

The Battle of Talikota

Battle of Talikota
An artists impression of the Battle of Talikota

The Battle of Talikota is a watershed battles between Vijayanagar and the Hindustani Raj against the sultanates in the Indian deccan and the battle ended the last great Muslim resistance in south India. The armies were numbered thousands with large number of elephants. It is said that the collective envy of these Muslim rulers towards the glorious empire of Vijayanagara is the main cause of the joining of the Deccan Sultans against the Vijayanagara empire. The allied power of Deccan Sultanates fought against Rama Raya's army on 23rd January 1565 and later was killed in the battle. The Talikota battle was decisive in breaking up the Vijayanagar empire and it also began a final Muslim penetration lasting until the end of the 18th century.

Talikota Battle Memorial

It is a beautiful tomb situated near Bagroja. This beautiful monument was built by the Ahmed Nizamshah in memory of the elephant Gulam Ali, who had turned away a near defeat in 1565 AD war with Vijaynagar Empire and the beautiful carvings in this tomb attract every visitor.

Quick Facts about Talikota

  • District - Bijapur
  • Coordinates- 16°28'36"N   76°18'30"E
  • Elevation - 509 m (1,670 ft)
  • Time zone - IST (UTC+5:30)
  • Vehicle registration - KA - 28
  • Official Languages - Kannada

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