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Gulbarga Fort, Gulbarga

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The Gulbarga Fort (kn: ಗುಲ್ಬರ್ಗ located in Gulbarga City in the Gulbarga district of North Karnataka, India was originally built by Raja Gulchand during the Warangal dynastic rule. It was subsequently significantly enlarged in 1347 by Al-ud-din Bahmani of the Bahmani Dynasty after he cut off his ties with the Delhi Sultanate; Islamic monuments such as mosques, palaces, tombs, and other structures were also built later within the refurbished fort. The Jama Masjid built later, within the fort, in 1367, is a unique structure built in Persian architectural style, fully enclosed, with elegant domes and arched columns, which is unlike any other mosque in India. It was built to commemorate the establishment of the dynastic rule of the Bahmani kingdom at Gulbarga fort between 1327 and 1424. It remained the capital of the Bahmani Kingdom till 1424 where after the capital was shifted to Bidar Fort, as Bidar had better climatic conditions.HistoryEarly history of the region dates back to the 6th century when the Rashtrakutas ruled over the area. The Chalukyas won back their domain and ruled for over two hundred years. The Kalachuri succeeded them and ruled till the 12th century. At the end of the 12th century, it came under the reign of the Yadavas of Devagiri and the Hoysalas of Halebidu. During this period, the Kakatiya dynasty, kings of Warangal were also powerful and took control of the present Gulbarga district and Raichur District.
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  • Bahamani Fort has many options for heritage lovers once tourist enters the fort,like Ran Mandal,Jumma MAszid ,Many large and big canons temples , palace place etc and surrounded with deep moat....  more »
  • Shah destiny has given gulbarga a jewel but unfortunately our govt fails to promote and maintain this.. gulbarga fort houses to world's largest cannon yes it is and a jama masjid. One can have a look ...  more »
  • 1.Hindu temple After the darshan remember to see the pillars at the entry on the left side of Deity. See the plinth carvings at, back of the temple. A vast open space all around. Gold Shikhara. 2. A D...  more »
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  • One of the best places to visit in Gulberga! Awesome Architecture..! I wish it was more clean and well maintained
  • Good place, however not maintained as any other monument in India.
  • Nice place to visit this place for photography. Not a good place for family trip. :)
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