IMPORTANT TOURIST PLACES & TEMPLE:
Historic Sites :
- Archeologically important site of Sannati has seen excavations dating back to Ashoka era and currently Archeological Survey of India is conducting excavation there.
- Historic settlement have been discovered in Rayan Kollur in Shorapur taluk and Vibuthi halli in Shahapur taluk and on the bank of Bhima river in Jewargi taluk.
- The fort of Malkhed was the seat of Rashtrakuta empire and that of Gulbarga was seat of Bahamani Kingdom. The fort at Gulbarga also has largest single dome masjid which is also second largest in the world.
- Deval Ghanagapur in Afzalpur taluk attracts lakhs of devotees every year.
- Khaja Bandenawaj Darga is a famous sufi darga of Khaja Bandenawaj.
- Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is a famous temple of Saint Sharana Basaveshwar. It also has a lake adjacent to it which arrtract lakhs of devotees and tourist.
- Jayateerth math in Malkhed is a place where Sri Teekacharya Vrundavana is there, and lakh of people visit every year.
- Buddavihar is recently inaugurated by her Excellency The President of India on 7th Jan 2009.
- Bonal lake : It is a famous tank which attracts the flamingos, egrets and many aquatic fowls which could be a star attraction.
- Yeti poth nala and Nazarapur falls : These falls are the major falls in Gulbarga. There are magnificent to view in rainy days.
- Chandrampalli Dam : It is a about 10 Km from Chincholi and has the Gottan Gotta forest in the background. It is most suitable for Eco tourism.
- Gottam Gotta forest : Around 7 km from chandrapalli. It is an ideal place for trekking.
- Uplloan Hills : Around 10 km from Gulbarga. It is highly suitable place for to visit in and around Gulbarga City.
- The Kesaratgi Farm : An existing farm of the Zilla Panchayat. It has lot of potential to be developed as a picnic spot in Gulbarga.
Sun International 239480/239481/ 239482220512
Kamat Super Market 220262
Kamat Stn.Bazar 221935
Center Kamat 222225
Bahamani (A.D.Tourisum) 220644/240947
Aditya 224040 - 43221240
Pariwar 221522/221420/ 221421
Southern Star 224093/224094
Raj-Rajeshwari Lodge 222880
Sanman Lodge 222801/423940
Nagarjun Lodge 222855
Mohan Lodge 220294
- Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah entrance
- Sharan basaveshwara temple is a famous Hindu temple which is located at the heart of the Gulbarga city. Sharan was the guru and Basav the shishya, who upheld the relation of guru shishyas. Lakhs of pilgrims visit this temple and a car festival is celebrated around the month of March - April. Every day dasoha (Anna dana) is conducting in this Temple.
- Hazrat Khwaja Bande Nawaz (R.A) mausoleum built by the then Bahamani King Ahmed Shah Wali. The 14th century Sufi saint Khwaja Bande Nawaz was a disciple of Hazarath Khwaja Pir Naseeruddin Mahmood, who is also popularly known as Chirag of Delhi. Khwaja Bande Nawaz Gesudiraz played an important role in preaching Islam in the Indian context during the 14th century,
- Gulbarga's old moated fort is in a deteriorated state, but it has a number of interesting buildings inside including the Jama Masjid Gulbarga, reputed to have been built by a Moorish architect during the late 14th or early 15th century who imitated the great mosque in Cordoba, Spain. The mosque is unique in India, with a huge dome covering the whole area, four smaller ones at the corners, and 63 smaller still all the way around. The fort itself has 15 towers.
- Sri Kshetra Ghangapur is a famous pilgrimage center of God Sri Sadguru Dattatreya, situated very close to Gulbarga. Thousands of pilgrims visit Gulbarga during the annual festival held at the holy shrine of Khwaja Bande Nawaz Darga to commemorate his birth anniversary.
- Buddha Vihar of Siddarth trust, inaugrated by president of India, Pratibha Patil and Dalai lama on January 7,is another place of attractions in Gulbarga, attracting all ages of community.It is located about 2 KM from Gulbarga university, It has a big meditation hall
- Recently the garden on the tank bund road is becoming more crowded,located opposite to sharanabasweshwara temple. There are privileges of boating, well manitained garden and eatables on pay.
Gulbarga is going to become first city in the North Karnataka to have a Mall with the launching of “ASIAN MALL” on 19th February 2012 by Sri Mallikarjun Kharge ji, Minister for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India. Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Dharam Singh ji will preside over the function. Dr. Syed Khusro Hussaini, Sajjada Nasheen, Dargah Hazrath Khaja Banda Nawaz and Dr.Sharanbaswappa Appa, Mahadasoha Peethadhipati, Sharanbaswappa Samsthan will be present to bless the occasion. Large number of dignitaries from various walks of life will grace the occasion.
Located in the heart of city, the Asian Mall has state of art facilities such as Escalators, Capsule Lift, Central Air Conditioning System, CC TV Cameras & a Mall Radio along with wide corridors, lobbies & a huge atrium in the centre of Mall. It has ample parking space at basement. It is developed by Asian Builders who are credited with development of many landmark residential and commercial projects in the city.
ASIAN MALL is a shopping destination for almost everything. Reliance Trendz and Footprints have setup stores on about 20,000 Sq.ft. area which is again the largest single store in North Karnataka. Other esteemed brands which are coming with their exclusive stores for the first time in Gulbarga are Levis, Woodland, Basics Life, Vision Express, Pepe Jeans, Provogue & Thomas Cook, etc. to name a few. The local big wigs such as Sri Venkateshwara Supermarket and Asian Bakery are also coming up with their large stores along with other brands. The Mall also hosts a modern fitness centre with spa.
The main attractions of the Mall are FUNZONE and FOODCOURT.
The Fun Zone is a place to delight entire family. It introduces BOWLING ALLEY in Gulbarga. There are also games such as Dashing Cars, Snooker, Mechanical Bull, Air Hockey, & a host of other Arcade Games.
The Food Court will serve Indian, Chinese & Continental Food along with Chats to cater all taste buds.
Budh Vihar, Gulbarga :
8AM to 12pm(Noon)
5PM to 10PM (Evening)
Gulbarga is all set to emerge as a major Buddhist pilgrim centre in South India. The Buddha Vihar of Siddarth Vihar Trust was formally inaugurated by the President of India and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet.
Located six kilometres away from Gulbarga, adjacent to the Gulbarga University campus, the Buddha Vihar complex has been constructed in conformity with traditional Buddhist architecture. The imposing domed structure on elevated ground reminds one of the Taj Mahal.
But there are basic differences between the two. While the Taj is a white marble wonder, the Vihar’s dome is an RCC structure covered with Italian white marble chips. The Vihar blends the best of the architectural features of Buddhist centres of Sanchi, Saranath, Ajanta and Nagpur.
The construction of the Vihar, originally a small one, began in 2002. The Trust changed the blueprint to make it a huge complex making it one the best Vihars in the South.
Spread across 18 acres, it can be divided into the main building which has a meditation centre at the cellar and a Lord Buddha chaitya (temple in Pali) on the ground floor. The dome is 70 ft in height and 59 ft in diameter.
Besides, it has 48-ft tall four Ashoka pillars in the corners of the main building. It has an attractive Sankalpa stupa, 26 ft in length and 30 ft in diameter.
The other attractions are 100×100 ft open-air theatre with a 2,500-seat capacity, four large Mahadwaras (arches) known as Sanchi gates and a group of 11 cement statues led by a bronze statue of Dr B R Ambedkar indicating the Dhamma Kranti Yatra of 1956. Another feature is the U-shaped Dhamma complex housing a dormitory, a library, study centre, kitchen, dining hall, conference hall, exhibition hall and guest rooms. The Dhyana Mandir (meditation hall) in the main complex draws attention. It has a 6.5 ft tall black granite Buddha statue made in Bidadi by famous sculptor Ashok Gudigar. It is bliss to see the smiling face of Buddha while listening to the chanting of the mantra “Buddham Sharanam Gacchami” (I take refuge in the supreme knowledge).
The prayer hall is 15,625 sq ft with 170 pillars and 284 blocks. Each block has a carving representing the architecture of Buddha temples of Ajanta, Ellora, Nagpur, Bodh Gaya, Saranath, Rajgir, Lumbini, Kusinara, Thailand, Singapur, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Japan and Rome. The marbled floor of the hall has a seating capacity of 1500. There are 28 huge ventilators named after Buddhas of various eras.
The main attraction in the complex is a gold coated 8.5 ft tall panchaloha statue of the seated Buddha. This is supposed to be the tallest Buddha statue in the South. Imported from Thailand, it was consecrated in September last year. Statues of Buddha’s disciples Ananda and Kashyapara are also part of the complex. The hall has a seating capacity of 500. The walls have cement carvings depicting the jataka tales, Tipitaka and Buddha charite.
There are three huge arch-shaped entrances to the basement and the ground floors. In the corridors of the ground floor there are cement statues of Buddha. The entrance door is made of rosewood. The dome is 75 ft from the ground and has a 10-ft-tall panchaloha kalasha.
The white arch is in the shape of a peepal leaf (Bodhi tree) which symbolizes enlightenment. A beautiful landscaped garden stretches from the Mahadwara to the temple.
The Ashoka pillars in the four corners are symbols of four noble truths or Arya Satya – suffering; attachment, which is the origin of suffering; cessation of suffering and path to the cessation of suffering.
Syed Muhammad Hussaini, commonly known as Hazrat Khwaja Banda Nawaz Gesu Daraz (July 13, 1321 -November 1, 1422), was a famous Sufi saint from India of the Chishti Order, who advocated understanding, tolerance and harmony among various religious groups.
The 14th Century Sufi saint was a disciple of Hazarath Khwaja Pir Naseeruddin Mahmood also popularly known as Chirag of Delhi. Khwaja Bande Nawaz played an important role in preaching Islam in India during the 14th Century. Khwaja, who had his formal education in Islamic and Koranic studies, Arabic grammar, prophetic traditions, theology, law and jurisprudence, philosophy, and Sufism under the watchful eye of Chirag of Delhi, also underwent training in the mystic path and mastered it at a young age. The Sufi saint settled down in Gulbarga on the invitation of Bahamani King Firuz Shaha Bahamani. For the next 22 years, till his death at the age of 105 years, Khwaja made Gulbarga his home and spread the message of universal brotherhood from here.
This magnificent building was built in the Indo-Saracenic style and very clearly exhibits the varying styles of these two cultures. While the arches are a specialty of Bahmani architecture, the paintings on the walls and the domes are Turkish and Iranian in style.
The Dargah Library stocks as many as 10000 books in Urdu, Persian and Arabic on eclectic subjects ranging from history and literature. The mosque near the tomb has been ascribed to Aurangzeb.
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Sharana Basaveshwara Jatra
“Sharana Basaveshwara Temple” is a shrine situated at Kalburgi(Gulbarga), an ancient town situated to the north-eastern part of Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to an eminent Hindu religious teacher and philosopher, Shri Sharana Basaveshwara ,a Lingayat saint of 18th Century known for his Dasoha(Giving is earning) and Kayaka – an advancement of the Karma doctrine.
The temple houses the Samadhi of Sharana Basaveshwara at the center called as the garbha gudi. It also has a lake adjacent to it which attracts many devotees and tourists. A chariot festival,Jatra is held every year in honor of Sharana Basaveshwara which attracts huge crowds.
About Jatra (Fair) :
A large of devotees witness the annual car festival of the famed Sharanabasaveshwar Temple here to commemorate the 189 th punyathithi (death anniversary) of the 18th century social reformer Sharanabasaveshwar. (That is on March 24th 2011 ) Right from the morning, the people from different parts of the district and neighbouring districts started making a beeline for the temple to offer their obeisance to the samadhi of Sri Sharanabasaveshwar enshrined in the temple. It is a practice in the region that the devotees performing padayatras from their villages to the temple to offer their obeisance to Saint Sharanabasaveshwar during the car festival.
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Department Wise List of Activities
Sl.No. Department Name
1 Department of Adult Education
2 Department of Agriculture
3 Deparment of Animal Husbandry
4 Department of Ayush
5 Department of Co-Operative Societies
6 Department of Fisheries
7 Department of Handlooms And Textiles
8 Department of Horticulture
9 Department of Sericulture
10 Department of Social Forestry
11 Department of Women Child Development
12 Department of Youth Services
13 Department of Excise
List of Important Web Sites
Indian Government Portal
NIC Karnataka State Unit, Bangalore
Government Of India Directory
Bhoomi Project of Revenue Department
District Telecom, Gulbarga
City Muncipal Office, Gulbarga
Krishi Marata Vahini (Online Agricultural Price Information System)
RDPR, NEW DELHI
Districts of India
Commissioner for Public Instructions, Karnataka
Sri PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga
Sri. Appa College of Engineering