Gulbarga recently renamed as Kalburgi, is a city located in the Gulbarga district of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of the district and is also a major hub of cotton trade, with ginning and pressing factories, and spinning and weaving mills. The city enjoys good popularity among the tourist circle that flock to this region for relaxing weekends. Some of the major tourist attractions of Gulbarga include the Sharan Basaveshwar Temple, Hazrat Khwaja Bande Nawaz mausoleum, Buddha Vihar, Sri Kshetra Gangapur and Gulbarga’s old moated fort among others. One of the must do’s while in the city is to gorge on the wonderful sweets offered in the region like Malpuri, Jolada Roti and Hoorana Holige.
Gulbarga or Kalburgi as it is now known is a pretty well connected city to the various regions in Karnataka and surrounding regions. The region is well served by a railway line and the government and private bus services. Volvo buses offer comfortable and regular journeys between Gulbarga and other cities. Some of the popular bus routes include Gulbarga to Bangalore
, Gulbarga to Mumbai
, Gulbarga to Goa, Gulbarga to Mangalore and Gulbarga to Belgaum among others. Adding further convenience to bus services are the various online ticketing websites like redBus.in that offer online bus tickets for varied bus journeys from Gulbarga to other cities and towns.
There are quite a few interesting destinations that are not only rich in history and culture but also offer a fun and relaxing weekend getaway from Gulbarga like the Dhab Dhabi Waterfall (125km), Jevargi (40km), Sannathi, Bidar Fort (115km) and Gol Gumbaz among others.