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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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  • 交通有点不便,周围有着很大的建筑群,都是类似的风格,很多还作为当地人民的日常使用建筑。非常精美的建筑,造型非常独特,展示了印度古典美学。后面有个小的博物馆,也非常值得一看。  more »
  • 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 »
  • The cluster of temples in the complex is just awesome. Its a must visit place. The place is well maintained.  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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