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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. Put Aihole into our Badami journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Badami.
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  • Hi, This is a must visit place but plan your trip with proper planning. Better to plan visiting it in morning. Reaching this place is bit difficult as roads aren’t good. There is no place to stay and ...  more »
  • Monuments of Aihole are located in an average area locality but offers monuments of great historical importance. If you are visiting Pattadkal and Badami; dont miss Aihole.  more »
  • The road to Aihole from Badami is picturesque with hills, valleys, paddy fields and Malaprabha river enhancing its beauty! Aihole is at a distance of around 40 kms from Badami. Aihole was the commerci...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place to see our historical monuments.n nice artefacts in museum...part of Unesco world heritage.must visit with family...poor connectivity though
  • Best place to know about our history...
  • Nice collection of artifacts. Connecting roads are poor. Saddened to see some of the nearby monuments encroached by slums
  • Awesome to see our history, but areas beside is so dirty

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