Gulbarga

Gulbarga, now officially known as Kalaburagi, is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka, India. Two main rivers, Krishna and Bhima, flow in the district. The main tourist attractions in the town of Gulbarga are the monuments belonging to the erstwhile Bahamani rulers. Gulbarga fort is an important tourist spot. Gulbarga is located in the northeastern part of the state of Karnataka.

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Appankere, Gulbarga
Within Gulbarga city limits
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Appana Kere is a large lake in the city of Gulbarga in Karnataka. The lake is located at a distance of about 3km from the Gulbarga Junction railway station.

According to legendary records, Appana Kere dates back to the end of the 18th century when Gulbarga and its residents were hit with terrible famine. The eminent Hindu saint and philosopher, Shri Sharanabasaveshwara, decided to take a step at that moment, and gathered the peasants of the area to design and construct this lake. The lake came as a timely respite to the people and their barren lands found relief. The lake has conti...

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Budda Vihar, Gulbarga
9 kms from Gulbarga city limits
ArchitectureHistory

Buddha Vihar is a Buddhist temple in the city of Gulbarga, Karnataka. The place is located at a distance of about 9 kms from the centrally located Gulbarga Junction railway station.

Buddha Vihar is renowned for its vast area and peaceful atmosphere. Built in January 2007, it is a very recent construction compared to the historical sites of Gulbarga. The temple is a symbol for Gulbarga’s brush with Buddhism in the past, where it flourished in the district and its neighbouring areas from the 3rd century BC to 1st century AD. The temple is situated on the outskirts of the city, built ...

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Chandralamba Temple, Gulbarga
74 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Chandralamba Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in the Sannati village of the Gulbarga district, Karnataka. The site is located at a distance of about 74 kms from the Gulbarga Junction railway station, which makes it a two-hour drive away from the city.

Chandralamba Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Chandrala Parameshwari, who is an incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi. The temple is speculated to have a history which goes back almost 800 years. The temple is situated on the banks of the Bhima River, where devotees are expected to take a dip in order to purify themselves before...

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Chandrampalli Dam
85 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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The Chandrampalli Dam is a popular tourist attraction in the Chandrampalli village of the Gulbarga district in Karnataka. The place is located at a distance of approximately 85 kms from the Gulbarga Junction railway station in the city, which usually translates into a very short road trip of about 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach the spot.

The Chandrampalli Dam is one of the primary dams in the area, responsible for providing water to several areas in its taluq of Chincholi. The dam was built in the year 1973 and has a height of about 28. 6 metres and a length measuring 926. 5 meter...

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Chor Gumbad, Gulbarga
6 kms from Gulbarga city limits
ArchitectureHistory

Chor Gumbad is a historical attraction in the city of Gulbarga, Karnataka. The place is located at a distance of 6 kms from the centrally situated Gulbarga Junction railway station.

Chor Gumbad can be found on the West of the Gulbarga Fort. It is part of one of the two groups of royal tombs located on the East and the West of the Fort. The tomb has an entrance which faces East, which is towards the Fort. Surprisingly enough, the monument does not actually house a grave or burial spot of either a royal or a saint. The site is protected under the aegis of the State Archaeological dep...

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Dhab Dhabi Falls
150 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Dhabi Dhabi waterfalls is located at a distance of about 150 kms from Gulbarga and 5km from Gurmitkal in Chintanahalli, Yadgir. It is a good picnic spot for people to visit with family and friends.

In Dhabi Dhabi water falls from the height of about 100 feet and flows down through the hills. At the bottom of the waterfall is Gavi Siddheshwar Temple. The water fall from this temple inside the cave. If visitors need to visit the temple, then they need to pass through the waterfall to enter the cave. The waterfall is surrounded by lush green scenic beauty of nature which is very adora...

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District Science Centre, Gulbarga
Within Gulbarga city limits
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District Science Centre is located in the district of Kalaburagi. It is operated by NSCM, which operates to increase education by conducting various learning activities and exhibitions in Gulbarga and adjacent districts.

District Science Centre is an excellent place to explore science in a very fun and interactive manner. It has digital planetarium, 3d theatre, science park, dinosaur park, mirror maze and many other galleries which helps in proper exposition of science. It also has galleries on Fun Science, Popular Science, Electronics and Mathematics. Sky observation facilities al...

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8/24 Places to Visit in Gulbarga (Kalaburagi)
Gottam Gatta Forest
89 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Gottam Gutta forest is located within the limits of Chincholi in Kalaburgi district. It is at a distance of about 89 kms from Gulbarga city and 7 kms from Chandrapalli. This forest is less explored by travellers and thus its beauty is very much intact and natural. The forest looks very beautiful due to the presence of Chandrampalli dam on the Bhima River, the water of which is very clean and wonderful.

The Gottam Gutta forest is covered with lush green trees and shrubs all over the place. The greenery in this forest is very dense and thick. There is a watchtower present in the fore...

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9/24 Places to Visit in Gulbarga (Kalaburagi)
Gulbarga Fort
Within Gulbarga city limits
ArchitectureHistory

The Gulbarga Fort is located about 2-3 km from Gulbarga City center and is the prime landmark of the surrounding city. The fort was originally built by first Sultan Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah, the founder of Bahmani Empire. It was subsequently significantly enlarged in 1347 by Al-ud-din Hasan Bahmani of the Bahmani Dynasty after he cut off his ties with the Delhi Sultanate and the mention primarily is made of the citadel that was added in the centre of the fort; Islamic monuments such as mosques, palaces, tombs, and other structures were also built later within the refurbished fort.

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Gulbarga Government Museum is one of the 28 main museums of Karnataka and is at a distance of about just 1 km from the Kalaburgi city center. The twin domed -structures on the Sedam road, Gulbarga, were renovated for housing the regional Museum. The Museum is now one of the important institutions, in the area, because it has one of the most valuable collections of early art of Karnataka.

The site of Sannati in Chittapur taluka was discovered in 1965 and from surface explorations at this site a very rich collection of antiquities has been made including terracotta figurines, coins, st...

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Jama Masjid, Gulbarga
Within Gulbarga city limits
Architecture

Jama Masjid Gulbarga is a Mosque located in Gulbarga City. It is at a distance of about 2-3 km from the city center of Kalaburagi. It is regarded as one of the best examples of mosque architecture in South Asia. The arches' design of Jama Masjid Gulbarga reflects in the interiors of Spanish Mosque of Hyderabad, India. These are only two mosques in India which have interiors similar to the Great Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba in Spain.

Jama Masjid Gulbarga was built by Mohammed Shah I (r. 1358–75) to commemorate Gulbarga as the capital of the Bahmani Sultanate. It is built inside the Gul...

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Kesaratagi Farm, Gulbarga
8 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Kesaratagi Village has an oval shaped area and is under Nandoor K Panchayat Gulbarga situated in Kalaburgi District, located at a distance of 8 kms away from Kalaburgi city. Agriculture is the main profession of this village and its farms are its highlight.

Nandoor K Panchayat Gulbarga has four villages under it namely Dharampur, Nandoor k, Nandoor b and Kesaratagi. The village of Kesaratagi has a very proud history and people of this village are living in a very peaceful manner. Their main occupation is farming. The villege has natural beauty giving a respite from the virtual world....

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Syed wal Shareef Kamaluddin bin Muhammad bin Yousuf Al Hussaini, commonly known as Hazrat Khwaja Banda Nawaz Gaisu Daraz was a famous Sufi saint from India of the Chishti Order, who advocated understanding, tolerance and harmony among various religious groups. The Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah is his shrine built in the Indo-Saracenic style architecture. It is in the city limits of Gulbarga, the distance being less than a km from the city center.

Gaisu Daraz was born in Delhi and was the disciple of noted Sufi Saint Hazrat Nassiudin Chirag Dehalvi. After his death, Gaisu Daraz became his...

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Koranti Hanuman Temple, Gulbarga
Within Gulbarga city limits

Koranti Hanuman Temple is an immensely renowned temple located in Gulbarga in the state of Karnataka. It is located at a distance of about 2 km from Gulbarga city. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and locals say that here the lord actually guarantees wish-fulfilment for each of the devotees who visit the temple.

The Koranti temple is another name given to the temple as it is said to guarantee to fulfil the wishes of the devotees who pray here. It was built in the year 1957. The temple is placed right beside the PDA Engineering College (Pujya Doddappa Appa Engineering College)...

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Shri Malingaraya Temple Melkunda is a hindu temple in Melkunda, Kalaburagi. This village is at a distance of about 30 kms from Gulbarga city. The other name given to this temple is Siddheshwar temple.

comes in Gulbarga Taluk and belongs to Gulbarga Division. The Malingaraya temple is a building shaped like a hut withtwo large white pillars on green base at the entrance. There is a set of stairs to climb befor entering the mandir. It also has majestic black elephant statues outside as well. It has a pretty nature's view in the surroundings. It has 30 acres of land in its name donated ...

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Malkhed Fort Temple, Gulbarga
40 kms from Gulbarga city limits

Malkhed ( known as Manyakheta in earlier days ) was the capital of Rashtrakuta empire from 818 CE to 982 CE. The fort is located on the banks of Kagina River in Sedam Taluk and is at about 40 kms from Kalaburagi distict.

The entrance is massive with two large bastions on either side. There is a narrow design on the top of each bastion. Interestingly, this is also made of stone and fitted into the construction. One can find a construction outside the entrance to the right which is recent but built off the stones inside the fort. As one passes through to the inside, one sees another ...

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Narayanapura Dam, Gulbarga
71 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Basava Sagar Dam is built across River Krishna and is also called Narayanpur Dam. The dam is 10 km long and 29 meters high. It is located in Narayanpur in Yadgir district of Karnataka. Yadgir is a famous district with historical value that belongs to the Raichur constituency. This place is closer to Bijapur district. Basava Sagara or Narayanpura dam is at a distance of 71 kms from the Kalaburagi city.

Basava Sagar Dam was a single purpose project and was meant for irrigation but drinking water production and generation of downstream electricity are some of the functions of this dam....

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Sannati, Gulbarga
79.3 kms from Gulbarga city limits
Architecture

Sannati is a small village turned into a tourist destination, 79. 3 kms away from Gulbarga city center. It is a two-hour drive to the destination. Sannati is located on the banks of the Bhima river.

Also being famous as the famous destination for Archaeological Survey of India, Sannati is a small village that houses many attractions. There are several places to visit in Sannati. Among those, the famous are the Chandralamba temple and Yergor. Once the roof of the Chandralamba temple collapsed which destroyed the idol of Devi. But on a survey, it revealed four Ashokan edicts written...

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Sath Gumbaz, Gulbarga
5 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Sath Gumbaz is a collection of seven tombs at a single place in Gulbarga. The Sath Gumbaz is located in Gulbarga city limits. It is 5 kms from the city center.

Also known as Haft Gumbaz, Sath Gumbaz is a place where the seven tombs of commanders of Bahamani kingdom are located. There are five buildings but two have twin domes. Hence there are seven domes. The five tombs are named after five rulers of Bahamani dynasty-Mujahid Shah Bahmani, Dawood Shah Bahmani Ghiyath-ud-din Shah Bahmani, Shams-ud-din Shah Bahmani and Feroze Khan. The exterior part of the tomb is plain and doesn't ha...

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Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is a temple dedicated to Basavanna, a Veerashaiva poet. Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is located in Gulbarga city limits. The temple is two kilometers away from the city center.

Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is dedicated to the eminent Kannada poet, Basavanna who taught the doctrine of Karma stating "Kayakave Kailasa"(Work is worship). The temple houses the grave of Sharana Basaveshwara at the center called the Garbha Gudi(sanctum). The tourist place also has a lake beside it. Many tourists visit the place on a daily basis. The temple has an astonishing edif...

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Sleeping Budha Hill, Gulbarga
79 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Sleeping Buddha Hills are located near Shahapur town, Shahapur taluk of Yadgir district in Karnataka. The hill is made up of 4 small hills that gives the impression of Sleeping Buddha when viewed horizontally in Southwest direction. Sleeping Buddha Hill lies between Bheemarayanagudi and Shahapur and Karnataka State highway 16 passes near to the hill. It is one of the main attractions of Shahapur town. It is located at a distance of 79 kms from Kalaburagi city.

The sleeping Buddha hill is seen as Mother Nature's tribute to Lord Buddha. The setting Sun and a range of untouched hills ...

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Sri Dattatreya Temple, Ganagapur
40 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Ganagapur, in Gulbarga District of Karnataka is a tiny village. It is best known as Shri Kshetra Ganagapur. The village is noted for its temple to Lord Dattatreya, who is said to have attained realization on the confluence (Sangama) of the banks of the rivers Bhima-Amarja. The temple here is dedicated to Dattatreya. It is believed that who ever takes bath in Sangam, will be free from their sins and their wishes will be fulfilled. The Sri Dattatreya Temple of Ganagapur is located at a distance of 40 kms from Kalaburagi city.

The Temple can be visited during timings 3:00 AM - 8:30 P....

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Haft Gumbaz, a group of seven tombs (also called Saat (Seven) Gumbaz, situated on the eastern end of the town and on the way to the Khaja Bande Nawaz Darga consists of the tombs of some of the rulers and military commanders of the Bahmani Kingdom (14th-15th Century AD). There is a small gate through which one can enter the complex. Nice lawns have been setup inside which adds to the serenity of the tombs. Some of the structures contain more than one tomb belonging to the wife or children of the Sultan. The tomb of Mujahid Shah is the best looking of the lot having curved designs all around it....

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Triveni Sangama Ganagapura
48 kms from Gulbarga city limits
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Sangam Kshetra is a Meeting Point of Bheema and Amaraja Rivers. It is located at a distance of 48 kms from Kalaburagi city.

It is believed that who ever takes a bath in Sangam, he/she will free from his sins and his wishes will be fulfilled. There is a Temple in Sangam in which the Shree Narasimha Saraswati Swami performed the Anusthana (The Main Temple of Trimurti). The 'Shila Padukas' of Swami are located here. There are other eight holy places (Ashta Theerthas) near about 7 km. The site is located at a distance of 40 kms from Kalaburagi district.

The site can be visi...

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