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About Gulbarga

Gulbarga is 613 km north of Banglore is the district headquarters of Gulbarga. A Hindu city before the Muhammadan conquest, Gulbarga is a unique synthesis of two cultures. When Bahman Shah ascended the throne of Daulatabad, it was this city that he chose as his capital. He filled it with beautiful places, mosques, stately buildings and bazaars. he later rulers added to Bahman shah's vision and Gulbarga blossomed. Gulbarga still retains its historic charm.

Telephone Code   

  08472

Population 

349,500

Languages  

 Kannada & English

Season 

Between September - February



Places of Interest

Gulbarga Fort

Gulbarga FortGulbarga built by Raja Gulchand and later strengthened by Ala-ud-din Bahmani, the fort has 15 towers and 26 guns-one of them measuring 25 feet in length.
 






Khwaja Bande Nawaz Durgah 


Khwaja Bande Nawaz Durgah The tomb of the great Sufi saint, Khwaja Syed Mohammed Gesu, is built in the Indo-Saracenic style. The Durgah Library houses almost 10,000 books in Urdu, Persian and Arabic.

   




Jumma Masjid

Jumma MasjidInside the fort is the fashioned on the lines of the great mosque of Cardova inSpain. To the south entrance of the fort is a group of royal tombs.

  






The Shrine of Saint Sharana Basaveshwara


The shrine of an eminent Hindu religious teacher and philosopher who preached religious and social equality. The annual fair, lasting for a fortnight, is held during the month of May.

Excursions

 Jevargu

Jevargu is popular Jain pilgrim center, about 40 kms from Gulbarga. It is situated on the bank of the Bhima river and has many Jain basadis.

Humnabad

(52 kms) from Bidar, is a famous pilgrim center. It attracts thousands of devotees during the Veerabhadreshwara jatra, held for 7 days during Jan-Feb.

Naryanapura Dam

120 km from Gulbarga. The Krishna river cascades down here and is known as the Jaladurga Falls.

Travel Info

Air
The nearest airport is Hyderabad(220 Kms).

Rail
Gulbarga is connected by rail to Bangalore, Bombay and Hyderabad.

Road
Gulbarga is connected by road to most places in south and west India.

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