The Kavaledurga Fort was built in the ninth century and it has seen a number of rulers over the past so many centuries. Starting from the King of Belagutti - Cheluvarangappa who re-modelled it in the fourteenth century, to the Nayaka Kings of Keladi who fortified this gorgeous fort by building seven bastions in the sixteenth century, and eventually in the year 1763, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan occupied the fort. Every ruler has added something remarkable or some unique components to the fort. The fortress presently lies in ruins, however, it keeps on stunning the tourists with its excellent design. The historical vibe can be easily felt by the travellers.
The Kavaledurga fort is the hidden gem of the Western Ghats. The beautiful ruins of this fort have an irresistible tourist charm. It is built of granite. Inside the fort, there were initially 15 temples, but now just three are left. Other than this, there are remainders of an overlooked time. Vestiges of a royal residence, stone artefacts, stables of elephants and horses and so many different relics can be found inside the premises. It is also believed that sages Agastya and Valmiki lived here for some time. This fact also adds to the further significance and reputation of the place.