Enjoy your vacation in the electrifying mix of art, culture, and heritage with our Gulbarga holiday packages. This land of diversity is one of the famous cities of Karnataka and officially is known as Kalaburgi. This historical land is full of heritage sites, tourist attractions, and breathtaking sightseeing, and it has been attracting tourists for a long time. Krishna and Bhima are the two main rivers that flow in this city and counted as the top attractions of Gulbarga.
Tourists can witness its different styles of architecture of forts and palaces that still hold the charm and show that history lives here. The Gulbarga Fort and Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah are two popular tourist attractions that add a layer to travel experience and make it more profound. Jain pilgrim center, the Narayanapura Dam, and the Sannathi are worth seeing here.
There is no doubt it is one of the best places to explore heritage sites in Karnataka. But, also offer many shopping opportunities with several malls and markets all in the city.
Tourist Attractions to Explore on Gulbarga Trip
A visit to Gulbarga will leave an indelible mark of glorious history and architecture art on your heart for a lifetime. The moment you step into this enchanting city, you will be mesmerized by the vibes that you will catch throughout the holiday by numerous attractions of Gulbarga. Here is the list of attractions that you need to visit on the Gulbarga trip.
Shree Sharana Basaveshwara Temple:
This temple is devoted to a prominent Lingayat religious teacher and philosopher, Shri Sharana Basaveshwara, a Lingayat saint. The design of this temple highlights both Hindu and Mughal architecture, and the constructions of Pradakshina Patha and Sabhamandapa are remarkable. The other captivating thing is the depiction of Basaveshwara by several artists on the walls, the carvings of the peacock, serpent arts, and the interior adorned with glass mirrors.
It is one of the notable structures that sustain Islamic architecture. By exploring this fort, you will find the dominating formation in the fort complex, which is the Jami Masjid that is sprawling over 38 thousand square feet with five long and 75 small domes and 250 arches. The fort is well structured, and one of its unique features is that it has the world’s longest cannon inside it. The Bara Gazi Toph (Canon) is about 29 feet in length and the longest canon in the world. It is home to some prominent Dargah and monuments like Khandar Khan’s mosque and Hirapur mosque.
Karonati Hanuman Temple:
It is a new addition to the tourist attractions of Gulbarg. This temple is designed in the striking Hindu architectural style and dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This temple has a mighty idol of Lord Hanuman that attracts numerous tourists and pilgrims to seek blessing from him. You must visit there at Ramnavmi festival that is celebrated with great joy and pomp.
if you are the one who loves to be in peace, then you should spend some time at Buddha Vihar. It is situated within the Gulbarga University, and one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage centers, which is built in the conventional Buddhist style. It is formally inaugurated by the spiritual guide of Tibet, Dalai Lama. Before planning to visit, keep in mind that this place is closed between 12 noon and 4:00 PM every day.
Best Time to Visit Gulbarga
Wintertime is the best time to visit Gulbarga by that means between October and March. In this winter, the average temperature is 25°C which is pleasant for exploring this city. In the summertime, the temperature goes around 40°C. The summer is scorchingly hot and not an ideal time for traveling. The Monsoon time sets in the Gulbarga at the end of June and continues till the end of September. This city experiences heavy rains, which may create problems with your travel plans, but the rains lead to slow down as the year ends, so you can still visit in September.
How to Reach Gulbarga
The best way to reach Gulbarga by air is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad, which is 230 km from the city. This airport has good connectivity with major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Cochin, and Ahmedabad. You can reach Gulbarga by road as Regular bus services are available from the nearby cities like Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Bidar, Bangalore, and Bijapur. The nearest railway station is Gulbarga, which has good connectivity with major cities of the country regularly.
Stay options around Gulbarga
There are several options of accommodations in Gulbarga that give you great comfort and hospitality. You will find lots of options of stay from luxury to economical hotels that you can choose as per your budget and preferences. Here is the list of some options for you to stay in Gulbarga.
- Hotel Heritage Inn
- Citrus Hotel
- Hotel Gulbarga residency
- Regal Residency
- Abhimaan Residency
- AIMS residency
- Golden Reqency
- Hotel City Park
- Lumbini Grand Hotel
- Hotel Mathura Inn
- Hotel Central Park
- Marvel Residency
- Sangam Residency
- Atharva Hotel