It is the fourth largest city in Karnataka, located 663 km from state capital Bangalore. It is the city of cultural heritage and history. This is a famed city for being the birth place of poet and great philosopher Purandara Dasa of Vijayanagara empire. The major tourist attraction here is Bhamani fort which was originally built by King Gulchand and was rebuilt by Allah-ud-din. Gulbarga is one of the most loved tourist attractions, saturated with several historical villages, tombs and temples. Khwaja Nawaz Dargah, Kesaratgi Farm and Chandrampalli Dam are the other prominent attractions in Gulbarga.
Places to visit
It is fine evidence of Islamic style of architecture. It was originally built by King Gulchand and was rebuilt by Allah-ud-din. There are several ancient buildings, temples, mosques, towers, ammunition dumps and stables are located within the fort premises.
It is a tiny village in Chitapur Taluk situated on the banks of River Bhima. It is place of archeological interest where numerous excavations which revealed various sculptures, tablets and terracotta. The popular ancient Buddhist Mahastupa was discovered here. Chandrala Parameshwari temple is another attraction in Sannati.
It is located within the premises of Gulbarga Fort. It is the oldest mosque in south India, was constructed in 1376 AD. Mohammed Bahmani was the founder of this mosque. It is a huge mosque comprises 68 pot shaped domes.
Deval Ghanagpur, Sharana Basaveshwara temple, Chandrampalli dam and Kwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah are the famous places to visit in Gulbarga.
How to visit Gulbarga
The nearest airport is Hyderabad airport, located 220 km from Gulbarga.
Basavakalyan railway station is about 80 km from Gulbarga is the closest railhead and well served by trains from Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
It is well connected via road. There are plenty of bus service from KSRTC which ply from Gulbarga to major cities like Bangalore, Bidar, Raichur and Bijapur.
In summer 22-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. October to March is the ideal time to make a visit to Gulbarga.