The beautiful Gulbarga, the erstwhile capital of Bahman shah and a splendid amalgam of Hindu and Muslim culture is located in the northern extreme of Karnataka.
Covering an expanse of 16224 sq. km and extending from the latitudinal parallel of 17o
19'60?North to the longitudinal meridian of 76o
49'60 East, Gulbarga District is conveniently well placed 623 km away from the Bangalore metropolis.
With a poplution of approximately 6 lakhs, Gulbarga District has an agrarian economy supplemented by a handful of cement, textile, leather and chemical industries.
Tourism is a significant revenue-generating sector in Gulbarga. The district's tour de force includes:
- Gulbarga Fort
- Khandar Khan's mosque
- Hirapur mosque
- Sharana Basaveshwara Temple
- Khaja Bandenawaj