Badami Fort is was built by Chalukyan King Pulakeshi in 543 AD. Perched on the top of a cliff, this fort is accompanied by two Shivalaya complexes dating back to the 5th century. A 16th century and a 14th-century watchtower are also featured atop this hill. The Fort is located 500 m away from the Badami Bus Stand.
The Badami Fort was the Chalukyan capital 540 AD to 757 AD before the place was destroyed by the Pallavas in 642 AD. The Fort was rebuilt by Tipu Sultan during his reign. The Fort is surrounded by double-fortification walls and has chambers for granaries and other fortifications. There is a statue of Nandi, Lord Shiva’s bull, at the entrance. The premises even has a large canon. One can view can get a magnificent view of the whole city from the Fort.