Gulbarga (ಗುಲಬರ್ಗಾ) is one of the major cities in Karnataka State.This city may also known as city of Domes and Temples ,


This city was annexed to the sultanate of Delhi in the early fourteenth century, first by General Ulugh Khan and then by Sultan Muhammad bin Tughlaq. After the sultan's death, it fell to the Bahmani kingdom (of which it was the capital between 1347 and c. 1424) and, upon the break-up of that power, to Bijapur.

Gulbarga is derived from Persian language, in which Gul means flower and berg means leaf, thus making Gulberga once a land of lavish living. It is also known as Kalburgi which means the land of stones (kal means stone in Kannada).


The city of Gulbarga was founded by the Bahmani Sultans in the 14th century as their capital and was called as Ahsenabad. Its name was later changed to Gulbarga during Nizam rule.

Get inEdit

By railEdit

Gulbarga can be reached by Indian railways,; it is connected to all major cities of India.

By roadEdit

It has got very good bus service connection to Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. NH 150 and NH150a pass through this city.

By planeEdit

Gulbarga also has a full-fledged airport (GBI-VOGB) of its own, it started on 22nd December 2019

Get aroundEdit


  • Gulbarga Fort (Bahmani fort), Fort (By auto, taxi from railway station and central bus stand).




Gulbarga's newly opened malls typically have high(er) end stores retailing apparel, footwear, and consumer electronics.

  • Asian Mall (Behind K.B.N. Hospital)
  • Kandoor Mall (Sardar Vallabhai Patel Chowk)
  • Karnataka Housing Board Shopping Complex (Pragati Colony, Ring Road)
  • Shardha Mall
  • Old supermarket near mahbas masjid.
  • Sarafa Bazar (Gold market)
  • Old Vegetable market
  • Gunj Area


Tahari (Rice stuffed with meat and spices), Sorghum Bread, Various Lentiles, especially Toor Dall (piegeon pea) Wheat flour bread, Bajra Bread, Over all food in gulbarga is rich in spices.



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