Basavakalyana fort is located in bidar district, Karnataka. The fort is famously known as the karmabhoomi of basavanna. Earlier in the 10th century, the place became the capital of kalyana. The fort is strategically built as a defence structure, built by inter-connecting large boulders scattered on the hills with strong fort walls. The fort is defensively complex with guard rooms and barbicans and the fort consists of three concentric irregular fort walls. The fort has seven gates, five of them are in perfect condition. At the entrance there is a solid arch with balconies which can be accessed by steps on both sides. There are fort walls encircling the central courtyard have which has guardrooms.
The fort has seven gates, out of which five are in good shape. The citadel is centrally located within the fort, on a high ground. The main door is known as ‘Akhand Darwaza’ which is built using red stone slabs. There is a temple adjoining the Rajmahal palace and a square pond in front of the temple, towards the west side of the temple is the Rani Mahal. A cannon popularly known as the ‘khadak bijli thopu’ can be seen on the second bastion. Basavakalyana was a centre of great religious and social moment. The more prominent personalities associated with Basavakalyana includes Basaveshwara, Akka Mahadevi, Channabasavanna, Siddarama etc. It was Basaveshwara who fought against castesim and orthodoxy in Hinduism.
Basavakalyana is 90 kilometres from Gulbarga and is well connected by road and rail. It is about 650 kilometres from Bangalore. It is located 80 kilometres to the south west of Bidar.