Gulbarga, a district headquarter in Northern Karnataka is dabbed with tombs and sepulchre lost in history, beckoning the inquisitive eyes with their sovereignty. There are two groups of Royal tombs found in this city. One group lies to the West of the fort and the other lies to the East of the city. Gulbarga, often known as one of the Sufi cities, is a common juncture of enormous traditions and has an augmenting ration of societal inheritance. Though there is much of fascinating historic interest in Gulbarga, history does not stand in isolation.
Chor Gumbad is one of the famous tombs which is an environmental setting at the top of a hill to the west of Gulbarga. Built in the year 1420, itstands in solitary magnificence with 100 feet high, beautiful floral designs, plain semblance and miniature corner towers. On the inside, it is stiff and solid in structure, while on the outside it is elegant and unified.
Chor Gumbad is located at a distance of 6 Km from Gulbarga Railway Station. It is commonly known as the ‘Welcoming Dome’ as it can be seen from any point in Gulbarga. It is considered unique and is set to represent best of architecture at Gulbarga.