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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  • It is exciting news for Gulbarga and Hyderabad Karnataka region people that the longest canon is located in Gulbarga fort installed during the reign of Bahmani Empire in 14th century made by Turkish. ...  more »
  • The Jama Masjid inbGulbarga Fort is supposed to be a copy of the Mosque in Cordoba Spain. It's beautiful arches and arcades are made in such a way that the Imam was visible from every point. It's a fu...  more »
  • Gulbarga, the largest district in Karnataka, is a land where the past melds with the present. This historically rich region of the Deccan has been part of a number of kingdoms, prominent among which a...  more »
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  • The construction was very good, a kind of clean management is needed. Historical construction was wonderful.
  • Nice fort and World’s Longest Cannon 23 feet length 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. The fort was originally built by first Sultan Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah, the founder of Bahmani Empire. It was subsequently substantially fortified in West Asian and European military architectural style by Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah, the founder of the Bahmani Empire.
  • More than 600 years old historical fort and King's Darbar. Children will enjoy seeing & sitting on the numerous cannons.
  • It is one of the old fort. It is not maintained properly. The place looks fine. But a visiting place for not more than an hour. It have 2 large old cannons and one maseed. Not more than that. Not even the history of the fort.
  • Cool place.not much rush.asias largest morter is here.

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