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Floohoo Travels offer Gol GumbazGol Tour Packages and Gol GumbazGol Holiday Tours. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, and it was completed in 1656 by his court architect Yaqut of Dabul. Although deceptively simple in design, the ediface marks the structural triumph of Deccan architecture.

The mausoleum contains one of the biggest single chamber spaces in the world. Built over a cuboid base to support the enormous dome, eight intersecting arches created by two rotated squares create inter-locking spandrels in the form of spherical triangles, forming a transition between the circular dome and the polygonal construct of the supporting masonry. 

Inside the mausoleum, a square podium with steps on each side lies beneath the overarching dome. A cenotaph slab In the middle of the podium marks the actual grave below. Along the inside of the circular dome is the "Whispering Gallery" where even the faintest sound can be heard on the other side of the mausoleum due to the acoustic properties of the interior.

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