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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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  • Very interesting architectural place with a rich history. Recommend to visit. The mosque itself is valid nowadays. The only negative on the territory of the fortress remained truŝeby. A lot of kids and dogs. I had one like that is not on its own.
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  • The port is historical place of jimma mazid is nice.the port is very poor maintenance.need to be clean surroundings. 
  • Beautiful fort. Don't miss climbing up to the top. There is a huge cannon and view is nice. There is a mosque Jamma masjid within premises of the fort. It has beautiful architecture and is calm. On th...  read more »
  • Nice place to visit this place for photography. Not a good place for family trip. :)
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