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Kalaburagi Fort is the major attraction of Kalaburagi town, also known as Gulbarga, in North Karnataka.
Kalaburagi Fort was originally built by Raja Gulchand, King of Warangal and later further fortified by Ala-Ud-Din Bahamanshah. Kalaburagi Fort is spread over an area of 20 acres and its outer walls are 3 kms in length. Bahmani Sultans had the longest rule in Kalaburagi between 14th and 16th century.
Over time Kalaburagi fort has been under the rule of Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Kalachuris of Kalyani, Yadavas of Devagiri, Vijayanagara Empire, Hosyala Kingdom and Sultanate of Delhi. Bahmani Sultans had the longest rule over Kulaburagi.
Major attractions inside Kalaburagi Fort
- 15 watchtowers
- 26 cannons including world’s longest cannon, Bara Gazi Toph made of 5 metals
- Beautiful courtyards
- Jamia Mosque- only one if its kind, earliest and biggest mosque in India and resembles Cordoba mosque in Spain
- Tomb of Khaja Bande Nawaz
How to reach Gulbarga (Kalaburagi): Kalaburagi is 575 kms from Bengaluru. Kalaburagi has an airport, 15 kms from city centre, with 3 times a week flight from Bengaluru. Bidar is another airport 110 kms from Kalaburagi. Kalaburagi has a railway station and good bus connectivity from various parts of Karnataka.
Stay: Kalaburagi town has budget and mid range hotels.