The Basavakalyan fort was part of the social and religious epitome and was renowned for the works laid by Basaveshwara, the social reformer who lived during the 12th century. The place was a sea of learning bed with Basaveshwara, Channabasvanna, Akka Mahadevi, Siddarama all having an in-depth contribution towards the Basvakalyan. In fact, Basaveshwara, the social reformer, is credited with fighting against the casteism and orthodoxy from Hinduism.
The Basavakalyan fort is a strategically built one and harbors great defense structure set up in a camouflage technique. The Basavakalyan fort gives the residents therein a great plus point as the fort cannot be seen from far and the enemies travel to the fort without knowing that battle is lurking on. The fort is built on the line of Deccan strategy. The fort was built along by connecting the large boulders that remain scattered around and is further made complex along with barbicans and guard rooms. There are three concentric irregular fort walls.
The fort’s architectural design has seven gates setup with solid arch set on the balconies on the flanks along with steps on each side. There are also bastions and cannons alongside in the Basavakalyan fort. There are further openings or gateway in the fort that was used in dousing the enemies with the boiling oil.