Places of religious importance in Gulbarga include the Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah, Sharanabasaveshwar Temple, Buddha Vihar and Sheikh Roza Dargah. Devotees from all over the world visit these places of worship every year.

Chor Gumbad: The beauty of Chor Gumbad, is not merely in its fine stucco, but its "environmental setting". The lone tomb is deliberately chosen to be built west of the Gulbarga fort, atop the hill. The tomb has some of the finest stucco on its ceilings and the jalis (now mostly broken). Chor Gumabd does not house a grave, but is perhaps a victory monument. It is a unique and beautifully set piece of architecture.

The tomb has an entrance to the east, facing the Gulbarga fort. The ceiling of the dome is decorated with a band of stucco scrolls, from which emerge large leaf shaped tree motifs filled with scrolls. There are steps that lead to an upper corridor screened by jalis (now mostly broken and vandalised), evidently meant for ladies of the Bahmani court. Further on the rooftop are chhatris, like miniature tombs on the four corners with domes and small corner minarets.

Sufi Saints

There are many attractions in Kalaburagi: Bahmani fort, Tomb of first Bahmani Sultan Hasan, Government Museum, Holkonda fort, Ferozabad fort, Sharanabasaveshwar Temple, Shri Kshetra Ganagapur (Ganagapur), a well-known pilgrimage site of the god Shri Sadguru Dattatreya Narasimha Saraswati, Sri Hulakantheshwar Temple (Herur B), and the Ghathargi Bhagayavanti Temple (Afzalpur Taluk), on the bank of the Bhima River.

  • Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah
  • Sharanabasaveshwara Temple
  • Buddha Vihar
  • Sharanabasaveshwara Lake
  • Jamia Masjid (Gulbarga Fort)
  • Sheikh Roza Dargah


Kalaburagi Railway Station

Kalaburagi is 613 km north of Bengaluru and well connected by road to Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Bijapur, Hyderabad and other major cities. Kalaburagi has a 55.5-kilometre (34.5 mi) long, four-laned ring road.

Mumbai Distance from gulbarga : 536 km. Hyderabad Distance from gulbarga : 230 km. Bengaluru Distance from gulbarga : 623 km.

Local Transport

Auto rickshaws are available for getting around the city at fairly reasonable rates. NEKRTC (Nrupatunga) city buses circulate within the city and travel to the nearby towns and villages. Nrupatunga Sarige Serves as the City public transport and has emerged as the popular commuting transport services within the city and surrounding suburbs of the city.Ola and Uber Cabs are also available.

Long-distance bus routes

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs a bus service to other cities and villages. There are also private bus services. The Bidar-Srirangapatna state highway makes travel easy to Bengaluru and the neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Goa. There are many private services running buses between Bengaluru and Kalaburagi, and between Mumbai and Kalaburagi.


Kalaburagi railway station is served by the Solapur-Guntakal line, which is part of the Mumbai-Chennai line. It is well connected by trains to all major parts of India, such as Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Gwalior and Agra. A project connecting Kalaburagi to Bidar via rail is still in progress. Once completed, it will help to reduce travel time between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 6–7 hours. Kalaburagi railway station comes under the Central Railway.


Kalaburagi Airport is being built to serve the city. The project site is 15 km East of the city on State Highway 10 (Sedam Road) near Srinivas Saradagi village. The ₹ 120 Crore project will be completed by the State Government through its own PWD with technical assistance from the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Cement Hub

Gulbarga district of Karnataka is poised to become a cement manufacturing hub after 10 greenfield cement plants which entail total investment outlay of Rs. 20,000 crore, according to Dr Vishal Ravi, Development Commissioner in Government of Karnataka.


Manufacturing Hub

  • Industries in dal manufacturing and growing this areas Potential, har har dal Biggest manufacturing of Indias famous dal industries and supply over all india
  • World 7th largest cement plant in kalaburagi district ACC Cement. High quality limestone Deposit in Gulbarga Dist. Rich mines and petro refining sand mines in kalaburagi dist.

Historic Sites :

Archeologically important site of Sannati has seen excavations dating back to Ashoka era and currently Archeological Survey of India is conducting excavation there. Historic settlement have been discovered in Rayan Kollur in Shorapur taluk and Vibuthi halli in Shahapur taluk and on the bank of Bhima river in Jewargi taluk. The fort of Malkhed was the seat of Rashtrakuta empire and that of Gulbarga was seat of Bahamani Kingdom. The fort at Gulbarga also has largest single dome masjid which is also second largest in the world.

The Bahmani Sultanate (also called the Bahmanid Empire or Bahmani Kingdom) was a Muslim state of the Deccan in South India and one of the great medieval Indian kingdoms. Bahmanid Sultanate was the first independent Islamic Kingdom in South India. The empire was established by Turkic general Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah after revolting against the Delhi Sultanate of Muhammad bin Tughlaq. Nazir Uddin Ismail Shah who had revolted against the Delhi Sultanate stepped down on that day in favour of Bahman Shah. His revolt wassuccessful, and he established an independent state on the Deccan within the Delhi Sultanate's southern provinces. The Bahmani capital was Ahsanabad (Gulbarga) between 1347 and 1425 when it was moved to Muhammadabad (Bidar). The Bahmani contested the control of the Deccan with the Vijayanagara Empire to the south. The sultanate reached the peak of its power during the vizierate (1466–1481) of Mahmud Gawan. The south Indian Emperor Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire defeated the last remnant of Bahmani Sultanate power after which the Bahmani Sultanate collapsed. After 1518 the sultanate broke up into five states: Nizamshahi of Ahmednagar, Qutb Shahi of Golconda (Hyderabad), Baridshahi of Bidar, Imadshahi of Berar, Adilshahi of Bijapur. They are collectively known as the "Deccan Sultanates".

The sultanate was founded in 1492 by Qasim Barid,who was a Turk from Georgia. He joined the service of the Bahmani sultān Muhammad Shah III. He started his career as a sar-naubat but later became the mir-jumla (prime minister) of the Bahmani sultanate. During the reign of Mahmud Shah Bahmani (r.1482 – 1518), he became the de facto ruler. After his death in 1504, his son Amir Barid became the prime minister and controlled the administration of the Bahmani sultanate. After the death of Mahmud Shah Bahmani in 1518, he was succeeded by four sultans, one after another, but they were mere puppets in the hands of Amir Barid. When the last Bahmani ruler Kalimullah fled to Bidar in 1527, Amir Barid became practically independent. But he never assumed any royal title.

In 1542, he was succeeded by his son Ali Barid, who was the first to assume the title of Shah. Ali Barid joined the other Deccan sultans in the battle of Talikota against the Vijaynagar Empire in January, 1565. After his death in 1580, Ali Barid was succeeded by his son Ibrahim Barid, who after his death in 1587 was succeeded by his younger brother Qasim Barid II. After his death in 1591, he was succeeded by his infant son Ali Barid II, who was soon dethroned by one of his relative, Amir Barid II. In 1601, he was also overthrown by one of his relative, Mirza Ali Barid. In 1609, he was succeeded by the last ruler, Amir Barid III, who fought against the Mughals in 1616 under the leadership of Malik Ambar. In 1619, he was defeated by the Bijapur sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II. Bidar was annexed to Bijapur sultanate. Amir Barid III and his sons were brought to Bijapur and kept "under surveillance

Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib is a Sikh historical shrine situated in Bidar, Karnataka. Gurdwara Nanak Jhira Sahib was built in the year 1948 and is dedicated to the first Sikh guru Guru Nanak. Bidar has a very long association with Sikhism as this is the home town of Bhai Sahib Singh, one of the Panj Pyare (five beloved ones), who offered to sacrifice their heads and were later baptised as the first members of the Khalsa.

Narasimha Jharni (local kannada: ನರಸಿಂಹ ಝರನಿ) is a cave temple located in Bidar. It is associated with Lord Narasimha, an incarnation (avatar) of Hindu god Vishnu. The ancient temple is excavated in a 300 m tunnel[1] under the Manichoola hill range situated at around 1 km from the city.

Guru Charitra.Before India's independence, Basavakalyan was called Kalyani.

After independence and division of states on linguistic basis in 1956, Kalyana was renamed as BasavaKalyana in memory of Vishwaguru Basavanna, a great revolutionary who established Anubhava Mantapa (spiritual democracy) in 12th century India.Basavakalyana was ruled by Western Chalukyas, Kalachuris, Yadavas of Devagiri, Kakatiyas, Delhi Sultanate, Bahamani Sultanate (Bidar, Gulbarga), Bidar Sultanate, Bijapur Sultanate, Mughals and Hyderabad Nizams.

Ganagapur Datta Temple (located in Deval Ghangapur) is situated at around 23 kms from 'Ganagapur Road' (Railway Station Name) in Karnataka. nearest City is Gulbarga at 40 kms (approx).


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Known as Bhagyamma and Bhagyavati temple, is one of the renowned temple in kalaburagi region of karnataka. It is in ghattargi village in Afzalpur taluka . near Sri Kshetra Gangapur sri Dattatreya temple.


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Sugur is 45 km from gulbarga in Chincholi Taluka.


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Chalkapur is a village in the tehsil/mandal of Bhalki in the Bidar district of Karnataka is the most powerful stated temple of Lord Shri Hanuman. ...

ManikPrabhu and Veerbhadreshwara temple in humnabad. 64 km from kalaburagi.

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Bijjargi is a village in the State of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Bijapur taluk of Bijapur district in Karnataka. here the two temples are located .