Places of Interest
Gulbarga 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
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.
Inside 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.
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.
(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.
120 km from Gulbarga. The Krishna river cascades down here and is known as the Jaladurga Falls.
The nearest airport is Hyderabad(220 Kms).
Gulbarga is connected by rail to Bangalore, Bombay and Hyderabad.
Gulbarga is connected by road to most places in south and west India.