Constructed under the aegis of Raja Gulchand, the Gulbarga Fort was annexed and fortified by Alauddin HasanBahman Shah during the period 1347 to 1358. Thick double walls with massive bastions are enclosed by a moat that runs around the fort. Fortified with 26 guns and fifteen towers, this desolate yet strong fort is worth a visit. The Bala Hisar, a huge citadel made of black stone with semi circular turrets at its sides and corners still stands. On top of this citadel rests a twenty five foot cannon. Also in the fort is the Jama Masjid, designed as a replica of the Great Mosque in Cordoba, Spain. Built in 1367, it is an elegant building featuring wide arches and is one of the earliest mosques of South India. The fort also has the Shah Bazaar Mosque constructed in the 14th century and the Dargah of Sheik Siraj-ud-din Junaidi who was Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah’s religious teacher. Gulbarga Fort is definitely a place to visit for its historical and architectural importance.