Gulbarga Fort
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Ravindra V
Hyderabad, India1,211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
There is a fort and mosque inside the same premises. The fort needs some renovation but the existing structure also looks very grand. A special attraction is 3 cannons located at the top of the fort. The fort may close by 5pm so make sure to visit it first when you are in Kalaburagi.
Written 15 December 2022
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,951 contributions
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Sept 2021
Gulbarga Fort is located at nearby location from Gulbarga Bus Stand. Said to have originally been built by Raja Gulchand of Kakatiya Dynasty in 12th Century, subsequently significantly developed by Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah in 1347. Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah was the founder of Bahmany Dynasty. Bahamany kings ruled kingdom from here between 1327 and 1424 where after the capital was shifted to Bidar Fort, as Bidar had better climatic conditions. The fort portrays Persian architectural style which is covered an area of 20 acres with a circumference of 3 km. The fort has 15 bastions with total 26 guns. one of the canon is about 25 ft long.

Actually this town was first called as Kalaburgi and was later changed by Brahmani rulers as Gulbarga. The word Gulbarga is came from Parsian language where Gul means Flowers and berg means Leaf.

One of the most Important place inside the fort is Jama Masjid, which was built by Mohammad Bahmani in 1367 and is among the oldest Masjids present in Southern India.
Written 9 October 2021
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ggmath
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Found the fort by accident - like so many history steeped places in regional Indian towns, it is poorly signposted and the locals don’t seem to think much of the place, given young India’s preference for flashy malls and new buildings. If you love historical places, this is definite worth a visit. There are two parts to the fort - the first is the fortress wall which requires a bit of a climb - steep steps, but offers a great view of the surrounding areas; and then a few hundred metres is the Jumma Masjid - which is beautiful with hundreds of columns - and quiet (if you can avoid the selfie taking youngsters ) . No tickets needed . Make sure you wear a hat and take some water as Gulbarga tends to get quite hot and dusty. Read up about the fort on Wikipedia edits you go as there is very little info at the site about the history of the place.
Written 9 February 2020
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ashok_shrikhande
Pune, India681 contributions
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Jan 2020
In the early 14th century the South India (Deccan) was occupied by Muhammad Tughluq who brought the entire region under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate. Later in the century Gulbarga became the capital of the Bahmani kingdom, Gulbarga was capital of the Bahmanis from 1347 until 1424 when the capital was shifted to Bidar. The fort at Gulbarga was originally built by Raja Gulchand. Later the founder of the Bahmani dynasty Ala-ud-din Hasan Bahmani Shah (r.1347-1358) added the Bala Hissar, or main citadel, in the centre of the fort. This is a view of the double outer wall of the citadel, with its semicircular turrets on the sides and corners.
Written 31 January 2020
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One city at a time
New Delhi, India322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This fort may be in ruins, but it still has a certain charm to it. Especially the part with the broken arches. The mosque is the only place which has been preserved properly.
Written 26 May 2019
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Yatrika Mitra
Visakhapatnam, India21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We have Visited Gulbarga Fort on 13/04/2019 with my Family.The Fort is Awe some.Display Boards are needed at Every Monument
Then People Can Under Stand the History and Greatness.
Written 13 April 2019
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ShvRm_Traveller
Goa, India585 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
The fort is located in the city and is easily accessible. The fort wall is believed to be 3 Kms in length and the fort wall is in two rounds. The externally, the fortification and the ramparts appears to be in good condition. There is a wide moat which encircles the fort. There must have been a folding wooden bridge over the moat, leading to the entrance of the form, which has been replaced by a permanent bridge in current times.
Most of the structures inside the fort are in ruins. There is one structure, just opposite the entrance, which houses 3 cannons and also offers an all round view of the fort. There are people residing within the fort, some of them very close to the sites of interest and drains from the houses are let off on land inside the fort, making the area dirty.
The fort reportedly house the world's longest cannon. The fort is under the care of Archaeological Survey of India but remains neglected.
Written 24 March 2019
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ADs
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
It's an old fort located at the center of Gulbarga city, it's not that much an attraction for all sort of people. The no: of people visiting here as tourist is very less.
Written 23 November 2018
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urvish a
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Hello folks,
I had a one evening visit at Gulbarga while i was on business travel. Since i had a local engineer with me, i had an opportunity to visit a small hotel name starts with z(i forgot name) which is in central city and let me tell you the special tea which i had here, did not have it anywhere during my life time. This hotel also serves local sweet which is called as 'mamu puri' a decent dish which has mawa wrapped in maida floor. I also had paneer jalebi for the first time here!! It was delicious indeed. The tea was so good that we travelled back 12 kms to have it again!! Have it you would love it. There is a mosque near gulbarga fort, again a very good spot for photo opportunities. Fort closes by 5:30 so ensure you reach on time. Nice place to see in small town like Gulbarga
Written 28 October 2018
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Ksv NARAYANA
Guntur, India14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Worth seen. There is LIFT facility for those who cannot climb like Senior Citizens, Patients and children. Steps are about 125 but easily climbable.
Written 24 October 2018
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