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Aihole, Karnataka

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Marvel at wondrous skills of ancient stonemasons at Aihole, a historic temple complex known for Chalukyan architecture. This small village with a huge heritage of some 125 stone temples dating from the 5th century BC shows in the best possible way the evolution of early Indian architecture before it got canonized. This ancient city, the first capital of the early Chalukyas, is home to hundreds of beautifully carved temples some of which date back to the 5th and 6th century, most of them Hindu but also some Buddhist and Jain. See rock-cut temples, sacred caves, masterful carvings, four-sided towers with decorative layers of stonework, double-curved arches all in one place. Walk through well-paved walkways amidst palm trees and get a guide for all details. Add Aihole and other attractions to your Pattadakal trip itinerary using our Pattadakal family vacation planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We visited this on our way from Hospet to Badami. Aihole which at one time was the capital of the Chalukyas is now a remote village housing some of the most beautiful works of the Chalukyas. There wer...  more »
  • March 28, 2017
    Traffic is a bit inconvenient, around has a lot of buildings are similar in style, many of the local people's everyday use. Very fine buildings, styling is unique, showing classical Indian aesthetics. There is a small museum behind, is also well worth a look.
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  • March 2, 2017
    Aihole,it is consider to have enormous small temple artifacts sculptures and its compromised of different styles of architect but the drawback is it is well maintained inside but the roads to the dest...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    The museum houses one of the oldest sculptures of the temples of Badami. The museum depicts the government's​ effort to protect the historical monuments and is artifacts. Sadly, photography is prohibited inside the museum.
  • March 17, 2017
    Great place to see our historical monuments.n nice artefacts in museum...part of Unesco world heritage.must visit with family...poor connectivity though
  • March 30, 2017
    Best place to know about our history...
  • December 10, 2016
    Nice collection of artifacts. Connecting roads are poor. Saddened to see some of the nearby monuments encroached by slums
  • January 3, 2017
    Awesome to see our history, but areas beside is so dirty

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