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General Information about Gulbarga

This city is from the cultural bank of Karnataka and certainly has what it takes to be a perfect weekend destination near Hyderabad (229kms). In Gulbaraga, architecture is the prime attraction with the Gulbarga Fort or the Bahmani Fort being the perfect example of it. Other than that you would enjoy a drive to nearby villages of Chandrampalli Village, where a beautiful dam is situated and Sannati Village, where the popular Chandrala Parameshwari Temple is located. Other than that Gulbarga has many tourist attractions like Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah, Jama Masjid, Jevargi, Sharana Basaveshwara Temple, Narayanapura Dam and Deval Ghanagapur Village. Jolada Rotti, Malpuri and Hoorana Holige are the things that you must try from the Gulbarga platter.

Also called as Kalburgi, the city of Gulbarga was once part of the Hyderabadi Nizam’s dynasty. Hence, it is dotted with many shrines and domes built in Islamic style.

The best season or months to visit places in Gulbarga are February, March, October, November, December. There are 10 tourist places in Gulbarga, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers To see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Gulbarga for 2 days to 3 days. Some important places to visit, are Jama Masjid, Gulbarga Fort, Sannati, Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah. Gulbarga can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Few Places of Interest :

Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah
Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah is considered as a tomb of Khwaja Syed Mohammad Gesu Daraz, a Sufi saint. It is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The domes, arches and walls draw inspiration from the Bahmani, Turkish and Iranian architecture. There is a library in the dargah, that has a collection of around 10,000 books in different languages including Persian, Urdu and Arabic. The annual festival of Urs is celebrated at this dargah. Aiwane-Shahi building is situated within the premises of the dargah and is believed to be the residence of the Nizams. A circuit house that lies in the vicinity of the dargah, can also be visited by tourists.

Sannati is a small village situated on the shores of the Bhima River in Chitapur Taluk. The Chandrala Parameshwari Temple, located in the village, is popular among tourists. Many excavations have been done by the Archaeological Survey of India, here. Various sculptures, tablets and terracotta items have been found in the excavation. This place is famous for the discovery of an ancient Buddhist Mahastupa. The Karnataka Government strives to establish the village as an International Buddhist Centre.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid, situated within the ramparts of the Gulbarga Fort, resembles the mosque of Cordova, Spain. Established to commemorate Gulbarga as a Bahmani capital, it is one of the oldest mosques in southern India. The masjid was constructed in 1367 A.D., by Mohammad Bahmani and has various domes and narrow entrances. The roof of the masjid which has around 68 domes and looks like a pot, is one of the main attractions of the masjid. On the northern side of this masjid lies the main entrance gate. It also has a prayer room in the western direction, that has numerous white painted pillars.

Gulbarga Fort
Gulbarga Fort is constructed in Islamic style of architecture, by a feudatory of the Orangal Kakatiyas, Raja Gulchand. It is believed that the fort was fortified by Alauddin Bahman, after Gulbarga became the capital of the Bahmani Dynasty.

The premises of the fort encompass numerous ancient buildings, mosques, temples and stables. There are various other structures, like towers and ammunition dumps, present within the fort. The fort withstood invasions by several armies and raiding marauders. After the fort was destroyed by Vijayanagara King Krishnadevaraya, Adil Shah reconstructed it.

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