The Karnataka State government has declared the historical Belagavi Fort a State Heritage Monument, as per Section 4(3) of the Karnataka Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1961.
By this notification the Belagavi fort and all the structures within the fort as well as the rampart(all along its moat) will be protected by the State.
By this no new construction will be permitted what soever in the survey numbers around the fort.
The Belagavi Fort traces its history to the Ratta dynasty with lineage to the Rashtrakutas. It was built by Jaya Raya, also called Bichi Raja, an ally of the Rattas, during 1204 AD. Subsequently, the fort has undergone several renovations under different rulers of the region.