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.
The nearestdomestic airport to Badami is Belgaum, which is about 190 km away.
Bangalore (around 500 km) is the nearest International Airport.RAIL
The nearest railway station is Bagalkot and Hubli.ROAD
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.