Gulbarga , which is also referred as Kalburgi is a city located in Karnataka and is also the administrative headquarters of Gulbarga District. It is situated 623 km away from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, and 200 km away from Hyderabad. The city was also part of Hyderabad and ruled by the Nizams.
The meaning of Gulbarga in poetic Persian is "place of flowers and petals". According to historians, it was Rashtrakutas and later Chalukyas who ruled over the region. The district had been part of the empires of kings of Delhi too.
The meaning of ‘Gul’ in Persian language is flower and ‘barga’ means garden. Thus, ‘Gulbarga’ means ‘flower garden’. There is also a fort of Gulbarga built in the city that is visited by the travellers taking a sojourn in the city. Gulbarga city is also known for being the highest producer of pigeon peas & toor dal in the state.
1,101,989 people according to 2014 Indian census
Kannada is the official language of the region
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Climate & Geography
Gulbarga district is located on the Deccan Plateau. The two main rivers that traverse the district are Krishna and Bhima. The main soil type found in the district is black soil. The summer temperature ranges from 26° C to 39° C and temperature in the monsoon varies from 23° C to 32° C, and in winters it varies from 4° C to 31° C. The district witnesses dry climate with annual rainfall of 750mm.
On reaching Gulbarga, one finds no difficulty in moving around the city. One can reach the various places in the city via auto rickshaws and can also choose the more inexpensive options like buses.
Bus: One can board the NEKRTC (Nrupatunga) city buses to reach to any land of the city. These buses also take passengers to the towns and villages situated outside the city.
Auto Rickshaw: Auto rickshaws are a popular means of commuting in the city. One can board an auto rickshaw at very reasonable charges.
Shopping & Entertainment
There are multiplexes in Gulbarga that are the favourite hangout option for many people in the city. The city also offers ample shopping opportunities as there are many shopping malls in the city. There are also few market places in the city that are flocked by many people every day. One can also buy latest mobile phones while in the city.