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Malik e Maidan, Bijapur in Bijapur

Summer: April to May (30°C-42°C)

Winter: NovembertoFebruary (20°C-30°C)

Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  September-March

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 6:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A

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Malik e Maiden is called as the Lord of the Battlefield or the monarch of the plains. It is the world’s largest medieval cannon, which weighs 55 tonnes and made a high decibel sound when fired. Malik e Maidan was built by Muhammad Adil Shah-ruler of Bijapur in the 17th century.It is set up in the tallest tower aptly named the Lion Tower because of the majestic lion carvings on the entrance walls. Malik e Maidan is high on the South India’s must see list and despite British attempts to conquer it, it still resides proudly on Indian soil.
The cannon is located on the top of the tower and the great Muzzle is shaped like a lion or a dragon with open jaws. Made of cast of alloy of copper, iron and tin, it produced a bell like sound when struck.  The polished outside surface of the cannon is dark green and carry inscriptions in Persian and Arabic. The local belief is that touching the outer dark green surface of the cannon made of an alloy of tin, copper and iron brings good luck.


Road: There are regular State Road Transport buses and local buses to Malik-E-Maidan from different parts of the state. Local taxis are also available.

Railway: The nearest rail head is Minchnal railway station which is about 19 km. away from Malik-E-Maidan.

Airway: The nearest airport is Sholapur airport, which is about 91km. away.