The prime attraction here is a fort built by Singappa Naik Desai, an officer of Ibrahim Adil Shah II of Bijapur, in the 16th century. The city is also known for its beautiful temples and the darga of Sayyad Basha.
The India census report published in 2001 states that Guledgudda had a population of 33,991. Males and females constitute an equal proportion of the population. In Guledgudda, 12% of the population is less than six years of age. What is worth mentioning is the literacy rate of this town, which is 66%. The literacy rate is higher than the nationwide average literacy rate of 59.5%. The female literacy rate is 55% and the male literacy rate is 76%.
The town is renowned for its handloom sarees, which is in great demand. Weaving is the main occupation of the people living here and therefore weavers dominate the town.