Gulbarga Fort, Gulbarga

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The Gulbarga Fort is located in Gulbarga City in the Gulbarga district of North Karnataka. 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; 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 Kalachuris of Kalyani 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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  • August 29, 2017
    Its one of the oldest ports in the north karnataka region. Many visit the place once they go gulbarga.  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    The fort was built centuries back yet has an attraction. The architecture is truly awesome. Roads leading to the destination are not so good.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Gulbarga is not a great tourist district. It has few places and this is one of them. There is a mini fort which is closed for entry and a jamia masjid monument, which you can enter. the interior of th...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Nice fort and World’s Longest Cannon at Bahmani Fort is there. A big jama Masjid also there inside d fort. But some portion of fort is occupied and built some houses there. Fort should maintain neat and clean and also recommend for mention on world heritage site.
  • December 24, 2016
    Huge fort complex with a historic dargah. Unfortunately doesn't get the due respect and attention it deserves. Excellent sunset but make sure u r there by 5. Worth a visit. Better watch ur step while walking around
  • January 20, 2017
    The Baaraagazi Cannon in the fort is world's longest Cannon measuring about 29 ft long & weighing about 75 tons built during Bahamani Sultanate whose capital was Gulbarga (now Kalaburagi).Pride of Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India, this place needs to be developed as a tourist attraction.Mr.Mohammed Ayazuddin Patel,Dr.Rehman Patel, Mr.Mohammed Ismail have done a marvelous work to introduce this monument to the whole World...
  • January 13, 2017
    The Gulbarga Fort located in Gulbarga City in the Gulbarga district of North Karnataka. 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; 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.
  • March 20, 2017
    It should be maintained by the and include it has a world heritage site

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