View from the north of the Sat Manzili, Bijapur
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Sat Manzil palace, Bijapur from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. The Sat Manzili or Seven-Storeyed palace now only has five floors. It was probably a pleasure pavilion as is suggested by the rooms with ornamental bathing pools and the ceilings decorated with figurative frescos. It was built in 1583 during the reign of Ibrahim II Adil Shah (r.1580-1627). From the top of the palace there is a clear view of the entire citadel.