Gulbarga tours will help you delve deep into the legacy of royal dynasties. Tour of Gulbarga is a journey into the past of the Gulbarga city.
The Gulbarga fort was originally built by Raja Gulchand, a feudatory of
the Orangal Kakatiyas. As Gulbarga gained prominence as the Bahmani
capital, the fort was fortified by Alauddin Bahman.
Nestled within the ramparts of the Gulbarga Fort, the Jumma Masjid
bears a striking resemblance to the great mosque of Cordova in Spain.
Built by Muhammed Bahmani in 1367, the Persian architecture of the
mosque features stilted domes and narrow entrances. The mosque's unique
feature is the roof which contains 68 domes that resemble a collection
of gigantic pots. Historians reckon that the Jumma Masjid was built to
commemorate Gulbarga's status as the Bahmani capital and is one of the
earliest mosques in South India.
Khwaja Bande Nawaz Durgah
The Khwaja Bande Nawaz Durgah, the tomb of the great Sufi saint Syed
Mohammad Gesu Daraz (1320-1422), is another major tourist attraction of
Gulbarga. One of South India's holiest Muslim shrines, the Durgah is a
unique example of communal harmony. The annual urus held at the Durgah
is attended by thousands of devotees including both Muslims and Hindus.
The dargah library contains nearly 10,000 books in Urdu, Persian and
Arabic on subjects ranging from history and philosophy to religion and
Gulbarga features a profusion of royal tombs and mausoleums. A complex
of seven royal tombs known as the Half Gumbaz lies to the west of the
Khwaja Bande dargah. Among the royal mausoleums, the one resting Firoze
shah Bahmani is the largest and the most elaborate.