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Address: Bagalkot district, India

This ancient city, the first capital of the early Chalukyas, is home to...

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.

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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... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Reviewed 2 March 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 destination is very bad......

Thank likhith k
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The cluster of temples in the complex is just awesome. Its a must visit place. The place is well maintained.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very different in feel from thoses at Pattadaikal , which are already on the protected monument list. These are still within a rather dusty village and individually not as impressive though well worth the detour

Thank Sandra D
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian architecture." There are over 150 temples scattered around the village. Its amazing to see the experimentation with styles that was undertaken by the artisans. The artisans worked on the rocks to create the earliest rock-cut shrines. The artisans graduated to the full-fledged Chalukya style The Lad Khan Temple is the oldest. The Durga... More 

Thank Nilanjan
Hamilton, Montana
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Certainly visit the central site with its collection of temples. Very good state of repair and interesting design feature--rounded end on major temple. But there are many other temples spread throughout the village with houses and animals living side by side with the ancient structures. You'll need a guide to find these hidden gems.

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Combined it with a visit to Badami and Pattadakal. Nice museum. Has good info about temple styles. Wish they had a book about it.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

One cannot end up visiting all the temples in Aihole, but there are so many that you wont like to miss...the main temple complex is also very nice!

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a group of temples , of Siva and Surya Narayan. Architecture is awesome and great place to visit in winter. Make sure to have an umbrella if visited during noon.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

We arranged a car/driver($49) from our hotel for the 300km northeast to Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami, and return. Starting at 7AM, the toll road made quick work of 105km north up to Hungund, where we entered a rural road for 14km west to Aihole. Parking at the entrance, we paid 200Rs each before walking 50m across the level landscaped enclosure to... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

This complex was excavated and carved out of the localites in the 1980s. Aihole is a town that has a lot of localites still living inside old temples. Hence a lot of the temples are named after the localites that used to stay before it was 'separated' by the ASI. E.g. Lad khan temple used to be occupied by a... More 

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