Malik-e-Maidan (Monarch of the Plan) is one of the largest bell metal guns in the world, it measures 4.45 m in length, 1.5 m in diameter & weighs 55 tons. Placed on the walls of the city on the one of the bastions of the fort (called the Buruz or Lion Tower), this was built on the orders of Burham Nizam Shah I for his son-in-law Adil Shah. A unique feature of this legendary cannon is that it is always cool to touch even under the blazing sun & when tapped gently it tinkles softly like a bell. The muzzle of the gun is shaped like the head of a lion with open jaws & between the carved fangs is depicted an elephant being crushed to death


The beautiful Ibrahim Rauza (1627) is the mausoleum complex where Ibrahim Adil Shah II is buried with his queen, Taj Sultana. Exceptionally conceived and finely decorated, it is one of the supreme achievements of the Adil Shahis. Designed by a Persian architect, Malik Sandal, the tomb and a mosque are set in a walled garden facing each other over an ornamental pond. Graceful minarets mark the corners of each building, surmounted by a dome rising from a lotus petal base. The tomb is supposed to have been an inspiration for the Taj Mahal at Agra.