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Location: Bagalkot district, Karnataka.
Famous for/as: Temple architecture, Heritage. 
Summer (March to June): 45°C  to 23°C.
Winter (October to February): 29°C  to 13°C. 
Monsoon  (July to September): Moderate rainfalls.
STD CODE : 08351
BEST TIME TO VISIT : November to February.

Aihole is historically famous for Hindu temple architecture. Set on the banks of the Malaprabha river the village of Ihole was the capital of the early Chalukyan dynasty during 6th to 8th centuries. Aihole lies to the east of Pattadakal, along the Malaprabha River, while Badami is to the west of both. Aihole is a temple complex in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It is a very popular tourist spot in North Karnataka. Aihoḷe has been described as one of the cradles of temple architecture. There are about 125 temples divided into 22 groups spred over the villages and surroundings. A large number of sites have been found in Morera Angadigalu, near the Meguti hillocks in Aihole.  Some brick structures of pre-Chalukyan times have also been excavated which proves that Ihole was a prominent city of the Chalukya Dynasty.

Opening Hours : 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Closed on – Friday.


Durga Temple:

Durga Temple, dedicated to Vishnu, is the most elaborately decorated monument in Aihole. The Durga Temple is standing on a high platform. The temple appears to be a late 7th or early 8th century construction.

Ladh Khan Temple:

Located south of the Durga Temple, Ladh Khan temple has been built in the Panchayat hall style. Ladh Khan temple, built about 450 AD named after a Muslim prince who converted it into his residence.

Meguti Temple:

Now partly in ruins the Meguti Temple was built atop a small hill in 634 AD. The temple is a statetment of  Dravidian style of Architecture. The inscription dating the monument is found on one of the outer walls of the temple.

Hucchimalli Temple:

Hucchimalli Temple seems to be one of the earliest groups of temples in Aihole. The sanctumof Hucchimalli Temple has a northern style...


The nearestdomestic airport to Badami is Belgaum, which is about 190 km away. 

Bangalore (around 500 km) is the nearest International Airport.


The nearest railway station is Bagalkot and Hubli.


The nearest town to Aihole is Badami  Aihole can be reached by a 40 minute drive by road from Badami. Aihole is connected by road to Pattadakal, Badami, Hubli and Bangalore.

128 km from Bijapur , 132 km from Hubli, 46 km from Aihole, another ancient town, and 500 km from Bangalore.

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