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Beautiful temple with terrible access

Reaching the Durga Temple Complex at Aihole can be tiresome as one has to navigate through very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arijit G
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Bengaluru, India
Worth visiting.

Though not so popular among tourists,this place is worth visiting. The roads are not good ,but one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
raghu67
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bangalore
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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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Bagalkot district, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reaching the Durga Temple Complex at Aihole can be tiresome as one has to navigate through very poor access via bad roads and congested local settlements that have usurped many of the ancient monuments as habitats The Temple Complex is however clean and properly maintained....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though not so popular among tourists,this place is worth visiting. The roads are not good ,but one can see temples every where ,most of them now in depleted condition due to human greed of occupying every free space available,the negligence on the part of the...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

if Badami caves were the beginning of temple architecture with rock cut caves then Aihole is the next step in formulation of structural architecture of temples. The Durga temple with its spectacular stone carvings is a visual treat.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Dirty place , nothing really to see beside the gypsyes begging outside and a total Rip Off for tourists Starting with 200 Roupies to get in.What a joke. My advice is to stay Away from it as the pictures are edited big time!

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

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 eat. Once you reach, you will forget...More

Thank mupr
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

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 commercial capital of the Chalukya dynasty. Temples dating back from early 6th...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Aihole was the school of architecture, there are various styles of temples that have been built here. The temples are in ruins, but are a sight to behold. A guide is essential to understand the place better. The temples are named after the families that...More

Thank Vinayak P
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Aihole Karnataka -: ( 7th C.E. group of monuments) 25 Km from Badami these masterly sculptured temples, illustrate the full spectrum of ancient philosophical icons & narrative traditions. The deep decorative carvings on the walls & ceilings depict talents & taste of eternal Indian heritage.

Thank Navjot S
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Reviewed 15 August 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 were many temple complexes here but most of...More

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