Gulbarga was the erstwhile capital of Bahamani Kingdom which ruled this region. The major tourist attraction in Kalaburagi is Gulbarga Fort which was built by Bahamanis. The ruin of this fort has 15 towers which still breathe the glory of the past. Inside the fort, there is a Jama Masjid which was built by Moorish architect from Spain in the 14th century. The tombs of Bahamani rulers, the Haft Gumbaz, the tomb of Khwaja Bande Nawaz and the Sharana Basaveshwara temple are other tourist attractions in Gulbarga. IHPL offers a meticulously crafted Gulbarga tour package to those who want to peek into the history.
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Ques: Where is Gulbarga?
Ans: Gulbarga is officially renamed to its original name of Kalaburagi, is in the state of Karnataka.
Ques: Why is Gulbarga renamed as Kalaburagi?
Ans: Gulbarga was earlier known as KalBuragi, in former days. The city is renamed as KalaBuragi - “Kala means “stone” in Kannad and “Buragi” means “Fort”
Ques: What is Gulbarga famous for?
Ans: Gulbarga or Kalaburagi, has monuments that dates back from 13th - 15th centuries, reflect the architectural prowess of the rulers of the medieval Bahamani kingdom (1347-1526).
Places to visit in Gulabrga are:
- Grand Gulbraga Fort: originally built by king Gulchand of Warangal Kakatiyas in the 12th century and was fortified in the 14th century by Al-ud-din Bahamani of the Bahmani dynasty - is one of the earliest instances of the confluence of Indian and Persian architectural styles that used granite and lime mortar.
- Jumma Masjid in the Fort Complex: built after the model of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, in Spain.
- Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah the tomb: of Khwaja Syed Mohammad Gesu Darazand, a Sufi Saint, has an Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.
- Sharana Basaveshwara Temple: built in 12 th century is dedicated to the Hindu Philosopher Sharana Basaveshwara known for significant contribution to society, this temple is a marvel of Hindu stone carvings.
- Sannati Village: it is here where the excavation exercise by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered various tablets, terracotta items and sculptures were found that dated back to the Mauryan period. These items are now housed in Gulbarga Museum which is another place of interest.
Ques: How many days are recommended to visit Gulbarga?
Ans: Gulbarga can be easily visited in 01 night / 02 days. If you are covering great distance to reach Gulbarga or arriving by night, then to visit Gulbarga you will need 02 nights to have 01 full day to explore the Gulbarga sites.
Ques: How to reach Gulbarga?
Ans: Mode of transportation to reach Gulbarga or Kalburagi
- By Air: Nearest airport to Gulbarga is Rajiv Gandhi International airport at Hyderabad, it is 202 kms from Gulbarga.
- By Rail: Gulbarga railway junction is well connection railway station for trains from all over India.
- By Road: Gulbarga is well connected with good motorable roads.
- Gulbarga to Hyderabad 202 kms / 5 hrs drive
- Gulbarga to Badami - 255 kms / 5.5 hrs drive
- Gulbarga to Bidar - 120 kms / 2.5 hrs drive
Ques: When is the best time to visit Gulbarga?
Ans: It is best to visit Gulbarga from October to March as the weather is more pleasant. In Summers, months from April to June are quite hot followed by monsoon months from July to September. You can plan your travel in monsoon to benefit from off season rates but enjoying relatively less hot weather.
Ques: Is Gulbarga part of Andhra Pradesh?
Ans: No Gulbarga was earlier part of Hyderabad State, but later incorporated into newly formed Karnataka State in 1956. It is part of Karnataka state but is nearer to Hyderabad and Telangana border.
Ques: Which is the best shortest itinerary for Gulbarga tour?
Ans: If you are looking for a Gulbarga tour, we recommend you to take a weeklong tour to Karnataka covering other noted sites of Karnataka and Hyderabad. We offer a tailor - made Gulbarga tour package which can give you a vacation of a lifetime. Take a look at the itinerary:
Day 01 Arrive Hyderabad
Day 02 Hyderabad to Gulbarga
Day 03 Gulbarga
Day 04 Gulbarga - Badami
Day 05 Badami - Hospet / Hampi
Day 06 Hospet / Hampi
Day 07 Hospet - Hassan
Day 08 Hassan - Srirangaptanam - Mysuru (Mysore)
Day 09 Mysuru - Bengaluru & departure