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Gulbarga Tour Packages

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.

1. 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.

2. Gulbarga Fort:

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.

3. 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.

4. Buddha Vihar:

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


Exclusive Gulbarga Holiday Packages

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Karnataka Heritage Tour

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Hyderabad – Gulbarga – Bijapur – Badami – Hampi – Chitradurga – Chikmagalur – Malpe – Coorg – Nagarhole – Mysore – Bangalore

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FAQs of Gulbarga

Q: Where is Gulbarga?

Ans: Gulbarga is officially renamed to its original name of Kalaburagi, is in the state of Karnataka.

Q: 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”.

Q: 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.
Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Nearest cities:

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

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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