Upli Buruj (also known as Uplri Buruj/Hyder Burj) was built around 1584 by Hyder Khan, is an 80 ft high tower standing to the north of Dakhani Idgah in Bijapur (Vijapura). This is a spherical structure with stone steps winding round the outside.
The top of the tower offers a commanding view of the city. On top of Upli Burj there are two guns of huge size. One needs to climb the stairs to reach the top. Upli Buruj is a 16th-century, 24m-high watchtower near the western walls of the city. An external flight of stairs leads to the top, where you’ll find two hefty cannons and good views of other monuments around town.