Gulbarga city is situated in the north-eastern part of the state of Karnataka, in the
southern region of India. Similar to the city, the meaning of this place very pretty, in
Persian, Gul means flower and berg means leaf, making Gulbarga- a place of lavish
living. The place is popular for its association with the previous medieval kingdom of
Bahamani (1347-1526), which was the capital of the Bahamani rulers from 1347 to
1428. You can find a large number of monuments dating from 13th to 15th century.
Most of these monuments reflect the great architectural skills of the Bahamani rulers.
Moreover, Gulbarga has a glorious, historical and religious past, which attracts its
tourists to get to know about the rich past and heritage. If you are planning a visit to
this charming city, then choose the best Gulbarga holiday packages and get ready to
Best Sightseeing Places in Gulbarga
So, make some extra time to visit these places during your Gulbarga tour.
The Gulbarga fort is one of the finest examples of the ancient Islamic architecture in the
state of Karnataka. It was initially built by Raja Gulchand, a feudatory of the Orangal
Kakatiyas, but when the Gulbarga got importance as the Bahmani capital, the fort was
fortified by Alauddin Bahman.
Sprawling over 70 acres of land, Buddha Vihar is situated in Gulbarga. This Vihar is one
of its kind and the largest in the nation. This Vihar is adjacent to the Gulbarga University
in the city outskirts.
Sharana Basaveshwara Temple:
Dedicated to the saint and reformer, Shri Basaveshwara, this temple is a popular
tourist destination in Gulbarga. One of the most interesting feature of this temple is the
panchloha kalasha (five metalled pot).
Located within the ramparts of the Gulbarga Fort, this Masjid bears a striking semblance
to the great mosque of Cordova in Spain. It was constructed by Muhammed Bahmani
in 1367. This Persian architecture of the mosque features stiff domes and narrow
entrances. The most unique feature of this mosque is the roof, which contains 68
domes that resemble a collection of enormous pots.
Khwaja Bande Nawaz Durgah:
It is the tomb of the great Sufi Saint Syed Mohammad Gesu Daraz (1320-1422) and a
prime tourist attraction of Gulbarga. This durgah is India's holiest Muslim shrines and a
unique example of communal harmony. The dargah library has around 10,000 books in
Urdu, Persian and Arabic on subjects ranging from history, philosophy to literature and
Royal Tombs & Mausoleums:
Gulbarga has an abundance of royal tombs and mausoleums. Lying on the west of the
Khwaja Bande dargah, 'the Half Gumbaz' is a complex of seven royal tombs. Besides,
the royal mausoleums, the resting 'Firoze Shah Bahmani' is the biggest and the most
Koranti Hanuman Temple:
The Koranti Hanuman Temple at the place is another major attraction of Gulbarga that
attracts the travelers. The beautiful image of the renowned god 'Koranti Hanuman'
make the tourists and visitors amazed as the height of the image is measured in feets.
Best Time for Holidaying in Gulbarga
The climate of Gulbarg is temperate with summers (April-June) being moderately hot
and winters are cool (November-February). It experiences southwestern monsoon rains
in the months of May to July. The best time to visit Gulbarga is from 'October to March'.
This period of the year is the very pleasant and soothing to enjoy sightseeing as well as
outdoor activities in Gulbarga. So, make your Gulbarga tour planning accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Gulbarga
There is no much scope of shopping in Gulbarga as it is more of a historical place in the
state of Karnataka. But, as a tourist you can enjoy shopping from the street shops to get
some souvenirs and home decoration items during your Gulbarga vacation.
Explore Options to Reach Gulbarga
Before booking Gulbarga holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you
can reach to this beautiful city of Odisha.
The nearest airport to Gulbarga is Hyderabad airport (220 KM away). You can
hire taxi or use bus service to reach heres.
Gulbarga has its own railway station which is connected by the Solapur-
Guntakal line, which is part of the Mumbai-Chennai line, and it is well connected
by trains to all major parts of India, such as Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai,
Bangalore, Ahmedabad, etc.
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs a bus service to
other cities and villages. There are also various private bus services. There are many
private services running Volvo buses between Bangalore and Gulbarga, and between
Mumbai and Gulbarga. So, choose any of the traveling modes and enjoy comfortable