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Raichur - Visit The Heritage City Of Karnataka!


On the banks of the rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra lies the historical city of Raichur. Once known for its strategical importance, this city serves as the headquarters of Raichur district. Today, it is famous for the architectural remnants spread across the region.

Raichur is one of the places which was under most kingdoms that ruled the Deccan at some time. Kingdoms like Kakatiya dynasty to Bahamanis, Vijayanagar Kingdom to the Nawabs of Hyderabad, all have ruled Raichur. Hence, numerous inscriptions in various languages like Persian, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit, Prakrit and Arabic are found in this city. Hence, it is one of the heritage destinations in Karnataka.

Raichur is specifically famous for the epigraphic heritage; inscriptions belonging to Mauryan Empire are also found here.

Tourist Attractions In And Around

Raichur Fort, Ek Minar Ki Masjid, Aam Talab Lake, Gabbur Temple, Jami Masjid, Manvi, Tomb of Pir Sailani Shah, Maski, Lingsugur and Bichali are some of the main tourist attractions in and around Raichur.


Raichur is a dry area, it is one of the regions under the Bayalu Seeme region (plain ground) of Karnataka. The cuisines of Raichur is almost similar to the cuisines of other North Karnataka regions. North Karnataka regions are known for making spicy food. jolada rotti (corn flour roti), kadhak roti and spicy curries like yenagai palya, uchel chutni and shenga chutni are some of the local cuisines in Raichur.

Fairs & Festivals

Raichur Zilla Rangotsava is a cultural festival which is an annual event celebrated here. Karahunnime is another 3-days cultural extravaganza that happens here. Other than that, most Hindu and Muslim festivals like Ganesh Chaturti, Deepavali, Ramadan and Muharram are also celebrated in Raichur.

How To Reach

Raichur is around 210 km from Hyderabad and 458 km from Bengaluru. It is well connected to other parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.


Raichur mainly comprises of dry and rocky landscapes. The climate is mostly hot and humid in many seasons.  


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How to Reach Raichur

  • By Road
    KSRTC buses are available from major cities like Bengaluru, Dharwad, Bellary to reach Raichur. Many buses are also available from Hyderabad as it is near to Karnataka – Andhra Pradesh Border.
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  • By Train
    Raichur Railway Station is the major railway station in the city. Rail route is connected with various parts of South India.
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  • By Air
    Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the nearest airport to Raichur. Hubli Airport which is around 291km is another airport near to Raichur. A domestic airport was proposed in Raichur but it is still in progress.
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