Jama Masjid in Gulbarga (Kalaburagi) is known for its unique Spanish architecture. Jama Masjid, Gulbarga’s design is said to resemble the Mosque of Cordoba in Spain.
The fourteenth century Jama Masjid is part of Gulbarga fort complex. Jama Masjid has the capacity to accommodate 5000 devotees for prayer purposes.
Interesting highlights about Jama Masjid, Gulbarga
- Built in 1367 AD, designed by a Persian architect, Rafi
- Two huge black stone carved water storage vessels near the entrance, to help visitors purify themselves before prayer.
- 50 feet high main entrance and 250 arches across the mosque
- Roof consisting of one large dome at the centre, four medium sized domes at each corner and 107 smaller domes
Timings: Jama Mosque in Gulbarga can be accessed from 9 AM till 5 PM on all days except Saturday.
Nearby: Yadagiri Fort (85 kms), Basavakalyana (82 kms) can be visited along with Kalaburagi.
How to reach Gulbarga (Kalaburagi): Kalaburagi is 575 kms from Bengaluru. Kalaburagi has an airport, 15 kms from city centre, with 3 times a week flight from Bengaluru. Bidar is another airport 110 kms from Kalaburagi. Kalaburagi has a railway station and good bus connectivity from various parts of Karnataka.
Stay: Kalaburagi town has budget and mid range hotels.