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Gulbarga

The erstwhile Bahamani Kingdom

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  • General Information

    District: Gulbarga, State: Karnataka, India
    Area: 0
    Languages Spoken: Kannada, Marathi and English
    Long Distance Code: +91-8472
    Importance:
    Best Time to Visit: October to February
  • Description

    Gulbarga and the area around it was a part of the ancient Chalukyan kingdom of Badami. The origin of the town of Gulbarga goes back to the local Kakatiya rulers of Warangal. It witnessed a lot of turmoil in the early medieval period. In the early part of the 14th century, it became the part of the Delhi Sultanate. It was captured by Ulugh Khan, one of the generals belonging to the Tughlaq dynasty of Delhi Sultanate, and later captured by Mohammed bin Tughlaq, the Sultan of Delhi. It remained a part of the Delhi Sultanate until the death of Mohammed bin Tughlaq. Later it became a part of the Bahamani kingdom. The Bahamani kings made it their capital from 1347 to 1428. In the 17th century, it was annexed by Aurangzeb, the last great Mughal ruler and inducted into the Mughal Empire. In the 18th century, Gulbarga came under the erstwhile rulers of Hyderabad.
  • Location

    Gulbarga is located in the northeastern part of the state of Karnataka, in the southern region of India. It is 663 km from Bangalore city and 214 km from Hyderabad city. The climate of Gulbarga 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.
Gulbarga FortOriginally built by Raja Gulchand and later fortified by Ala-ud-din Bahman, the fort contains large buildings, mosques, temples, stables, ammunition dumps, carriages, 15 towers, 26 guns and several beautiful courtyards. The piece-de-résistance of the sprawling fort is the 38,000 sq. ft. Jumma Masjid with its elegant domes and arched columns reminiscent of the great mosque of Cordoba in Spain. The crumbling ruins of Gulbarga Fort transport you to Karnataka's glorious past, when kingdoms fell and others rose from their ashes. The Sultan Hasan tomb, the tomb of Ghias-ud-din, the fine mausoleum of Feroze Shah and family, the Haft-Gumbaz outside the city and Gulbarga's many elegant mosques are also worth seeing.
Ibrahim RozaThis palatial mosque and tomb is equally impressive. It is said to have inspired the Taj Mahal in Agra. Optional visits: Malik-e-Maidan, Asar Mahal, Mehtar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Bara Kaman, Upli Buruj, Jod Gumbaz and Archaeological Museum.
Bidar FortCatch a glimpse of Karnataka's richly textured history in this rugged 15th century fort surrounded by a triple-moated wall hewn out of red rock, with intricate battlements and an imposing gateway. The crumbling ruins of the bastions and gates, royal baths and kitchens, audience halls and pleasure pavilions stand as silent testimonies to Bidar's past glory. The Rang Mahal has elaborately carved wooden pillars, Persian couplets engraved in tiles and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlay work. A leisurely stroll through the streets of Bidar take you to the Madrassa of Khwaja Mahamud Gawan, an Islamic seminary built by Khwaja Mahamud Gawan, a prime minister of the Bahmani court, and the Chaubara, a 71 ft. high tower in the heart of the city. From here, move on to Ashtur, to see the Bahmani Tombs whose interiors are adorned by carefully preserved medieval Muslim paintings.
GanigapurA few km from Gulbarga is Ganigapur. A famous centre of Dattatreya worship, this pilgrim centre has the sacred math of Shri Narasimha Saraswathi. The confluence of the rivers Amreja and Bhima attracts many pilgrims who take a holy dip here.\r\nA huge 'jatra' is held here every year in the month of February. The pilgrims popularly know this place as 'Deval Ganagapur'.\r\n
MalkhedA Jain centre in the past, many Jain sculptures and bronzes have been found here. Malkhed is also famous for having produced two great personalities, namely, Tikacharya, the Madhava saint and Pushpadanta, the poet who wrote during the reign of Krishan II, the Rashtrakuta king.
Also known as Surpur, is the picturesque town on a ridge, surrounded by hills. It is dotted with temples, palaces, mosques and 'ashur-khanas'. An imposing fort is nearby. Taylor's Manzil, the residence of Col. Meadows Taylor, an Englishman appointed by the British, as a political agent to the state is a beautiful building.
An important pilgrim centre, Sonthi houses the renowned Chandralamba Temple with the sacred Bhima River flowing besides it.\r\nOn the either side of the main entrance are huge mantapas. In the inner courtyard are 12 lingas and the statues of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Saraswathi.\r\n
Narayanpur DamAcross the Krishna River is a huge engineering feat. The Narayanpur Dam, inaugurated in 1982, is set among beautiful gardens.
SharapurThis is a Buddhist centre and the sleeping Buddha shaped mountain is worth seeing here.
29 km north west of Sharapur, this place is noted for its relations with Bahamani Dynasty. Annual 'Urs' is held here.
Deccan Tour With Kerala

Deccan Tour With Kerala
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

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Indulge yourself in the divine experience of visiting the natural hinterlands of peninsula. Starting from the fast moving financial capital of India, Mumbai, the trip takes you across some of the major attractions of God’s Own Country whether it’s the palace city of Mysore or the picturesque locales of Kochi.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Hyderabad
Day 4 : Hyderabad - Gulbarga
Day 5 : Gulbarga - Bijapur
Day 6 : Bijapur-Badami-Pattadakal-Hospet
Day 7 : Hospet
Day 8 : Hospet
Day 9 : Hospet-Hassan
Day 10 : Hassan - Mysore
Day 11 : Mysore
Day 12 : Mysore - Ooty
Day 13 : Ooty-Kochi
Day 14 : Kochi
Day 15 : Kochi - Mumbai
Karnataka With Wildlife & Beach In Goa

Karnataka With Wildlife & Beach In Goa
(14 Days / 13 Nights)

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Karnataka With Wildlife & Beach In Goa / PI-0256 (14 Days / 13 Nights)
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Stretching from the evergreen forests of Western ghats to the scrub jungle of plains, this trip takes you across the picturesque state of Karnataka. The forest reserves of the state are then followed by the relaxing sandy beaches of Goa where you can unwind in the tranquil setting of calm beaches and beautiful resorts.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Hyderabad
Day 2 : Hyderabad
Day 3 : Hyderabad-Bidar-Gulbarga
Day 4 : Gulbarga - Bijapur
Day 5 : Bijapur - Badami
Day 6 : Badami-Pattadakal-Hospet
Day 7 : Hospet-Hampi-Hospet
Day 8 : Hospet-Dandeli
Day 9 : Dandeli
Day 10 : Dandeli - Goa
Day 11 : Goa
Day 12 : Goa
Day 13 : Goa - Mumbai
Day 14 : Mumbai
Culture Of Karnataka

Culture Of Karnataka
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

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Culture Of Karnataka / PI-0267 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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Karnataka is a state of rich heritage, ancient lineages and diverse languages. Its ethnic grandness is fortified by the embossments of various rulers who have ruled the place in addition to its huge ambit of festivals, music and royal cuisine. Home to various tribes, the place is also home to the famous rock edicts of King Ashoka that epitomize the aestheticism and regal artistry of the place.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Hyderabad
Day 4 : Hyderabad - Gulbarga
Day 5 : Gulbarga - Bijapur
Day 6 : Bijapur - Badami
Day 7 : Badami - Hospet
Day 8 : Hospet
Day 9 : Hospet - Hassan
Day 10 : Hassan - Mysore
Day 11 : Mysore
Day 12 : Mysore - Bengaluru - Kochi
Day 13 : Kochi
Day 14 : Kochi-Alappuzha
Day 15 : Alappuzha-Kochi-Mumbai
Karnataka With Buddhist Tour

Karnataka With Buddhist Tour
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

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Karnataka With Buddhist Tour / PI-0269 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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This Buddhist tour of Karnataka takes you across the several Buddhist pilgrimage sites of the state that are considered to be important historical pieces of Indian history too. Starting from Aurangabad, the tour takes you across the scenic cities of Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Hospet, the palace city of Mysore and finally ending with the fast moving yet laid back city of Bengaluru.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Aurangabad
Day 4 : Aurangabad - Mumbai
Day 5 : Mumbai-Hyderabad
Day 6 : Hyderabad - Gulbarga
Day 7 : Gulbarga - Bijapur
Day 8 : Bijapur - Badami
Day 9 : Badami - Hospet
Day 10 : Hospet
Day 11 : Hospet - Hassan
Day 12 : Hassan - Mysore
Day 13 : Mysore
Day 14 : Mysore - Bengaluru
Day 15 : Bengaluru
The Southern Heritage and the Goa beaches

The Southern Heritage and the Goa beaches
(17 Days / 16 Nights)

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The Southern Heritage and the Goa beaches / PI-0369 (17 Days / 16 Nights)
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There is much more to the south of India other than the natural beauty. The splendours of Nizam those rest in Hyderabad or the ancient temples built by the Hoysala rulers, south of India is one surprise package that one can ever imagine. Add to it the relaxed mood for the Goan beaches and fast life of Mumbai, put all this together to get a completely different insight of India.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Hyderabad
Day 4 : Hyderabad - Gulbarga
Day 5 : Gulbarga - Bijapur
Day 6 : Bijapur - Badami
Day 7 : Badami - Hospet
Day 8 : Hospet
Day 9 : Hospet - Hassan
Day 10 : Hassan - Mysore
Day 11 : Mysore
Day 12 : Mysore - Bengaluru
Day 13 : Bengaluru - Goa
Day 14 : Goa
Day 15 : Goa
Day 16 : Goa - Mumbai
Day 17 : Mumbai
Discover Karnataka

Discover Karnataka
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

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Discover Karnataka / PI-0331 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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Karnataka, a region that has it all except the snow. This two-week tour explores a few of the most fascinating destinations in Karnataka. We start at Hyderabad and drive down to Bidar, Gulbarga and Bijapur, all having been ruled under the Muslim reign. The monuments at these places speak of volumes of this splendid symmetrical architecture and fine inlay work. We then move to the next stage of Hindu architecture. Both Pattadakal and Hampi declared World Heritage Sites, portray the rich heritage of the place. From here we travel to the greener pastures of Chikmagalur, Coorg and Nagarhole National Park. We end this journey through Mysore, the second biggest city of the state and completing at Bangalore, the IT hub of the new India.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Hyderabad
Day 2 : Hyderabad
Day 3 : Hyderabad-Bidar-Gulbarga
Day 4 : Gulbarga - Bijapur
Day 5 : Bijapur - Badami
Day 6 : Badami - Hampi
Day 7 : Hampi
Day 8 : Hampi - Chittorgarh
Day 9 : Chittor-Chikmaglur
Day 10 : Chikmaglur
Day 11 : Coorg
Day 12 : Coorg - Nagarhole
Day 13 : Nagarhole - Mysore
Day 14 : Mysore - Bengaluru
Day 15 : Bengaluru

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