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Karnataka >> Gulbarga

Gulbarga


Location
613 km from Bangalore
Temperature
44 c Summer/23 c Winter
Latitude : 17.332939    Longitude : 76.830452

Language : Kannada,English
Gulbarga is a town in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of Gulbarga District, and of Gulbarga Division. Gulbarga is 613 km north of Bangalore and well connected by road to Bijapur, Hyderabad, Solapur and Bidar. A railway line connecting the southern part of India to Mumbai and Delhi passes through Gulbarga.
Gulbarga Fort
Gulbarga Fort - Islamic Architecture
The fabulous Gulbarga Fort is located at Karnataka and is a prime tourist attraction. It has originally been built by Raja Gulchand but later on renovated by Al-ud-din Bahmani. The magnificent fort structure encompasses large buildings, mosque, temple, stables, ammunition dumps, carriages, 15 towers, 26 guns, and many beautiful courtyards. One of the most striking features of Gulbarga Fort is the imposing mosque within its ramparts, which was built on the lines of the famous Mosque of Cordova in Spain.
Khwaja Bande Nawaz Durgah
Khwaja Bande Nawaz Durgah - Tomb of Great sufi
The tomb of the great Sufi saint Khwaja Bande Nawaz, a magnificent building in the Indo-Saracenic style, holds pride of place in the hearts of Muslim devotees. Thousands of Hindus and Muslims visit the durgah each day to pay homage to the saint. It is the venue of an annual urus (festival) attended by nearly one hundred thousand people, both Muslims as well as Hindus. At festivals held on the 15th of every lunar month, you can see devotees spontaneously dancing like the dervishes in the Sufi shrine at Konya in Turkey. The Durgah Library houses almost 10,000 books on various subjects in Urdu, Persian, and Arabic.
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