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Aihole, Karnataka
(4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Nice place to visit for 2hours.surrounding area is pathetic as area not developed by karnataka government. Roads to the temple are terrible.Inside beautiful. Can enjoy temple and museum. 
  • Must and should Place to visit in north karnataka....architecture of the building and carvings over the buildings are so nice and day light makes still colourful. 
  • Aihole is located 13 KM from Pattadakal (Ancient temples) & 35 KM from Badami. you need to go via Pattadakal to reach Aihole .Road condition was not good,when we traveled to Aihole. There is Durga tem...  more »
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  • Best place to understand history of karnataka kingdom
  • A good museum with good collection of ancient materials
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