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It is temple complex, a part of Badami region. An awe-inspiring place for history and archeological buffs. It has 22 groups of temples. Each temple in this region is a feast for spiritual folks and those who are interested in cultural heritage of India. This is the most famous and much visited tourist spot in North Karnataka. Several archeological excavations and researches done here and they revealed many historical events and inscriptions. One can find different types of rock-cut shrines here. The Lad Kahn temple is more popular among other shrines. It is the oldest Shiva temple with 12 carved pillars. It is an enticing historical place to cherish and to cheer.

                                          Places to visit Aihole

Lad Khan Temple: It is an ancient temple belongs to 7th century, devoted to Lord Shiva. Tourists flocks this temple for its huge Shiva Linga and gigantic towering has 12 intrinsically carved pillars. It is the oldest temple in Aihole.

Durga Temple: It is another famous temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. An excellent evidence of Hoysala art and architecture. It is located south to Lad Khan temple and was built during 7th century.

Gowda Temple: It is devoted to Goddess Bhagavati, was built during 12th century. It looks similar to Lad Khan temple. It has beautiful pillars, high molded base and stone slabs.

Other Temples: Jain Meguti temple, Kontigudi group of temple, Chakra Gudi, Badekara Gudi, Triambageswara group of temples, Suryanarayana temple, Galaganatha temple, Group of Yeniar temples, Jyothirlinga group of temples and Ravana Phadi are other popular temples.

                                         How to reach Aihole

By Air: Mangalore and Bangalore airports are the options to reach Karnataka by air. From there one can avail local transport buses to reach this destination.

By Train: Bagalkot railway station is around 34 km from Aihole is the best choice to reach by train.

By Road: State owned and private bus facilities are available to reach Aihole from neighboring cities.

                                             Aihole Weather

In summer 30-40°C and in winter 10-22°C. October to May is ideal time to visit Aihole.

19 °C

Humidity: 50%
Wind : From NE at 9 kph

Forecast for Next 3 days

29 °C |16 °C
29 °C |14 °C
28 °C |16 °C

Best Time To Visit : NOV DEC JAN FEB
Theme: Historical

SightSeeings in Aihole

Durga Temple
Meguti Temple
Kontigudi Group of Temples
Huchappayyagudi Temple
Ladh Khan Temple
Hucchimalli Temple
Gowda Temple
Surayanarayana Temple
Galaganatha Group of Temples
Ravanphadi Cave
Aihole Museum

Near By Other Tourist Places

Aihole   0 KM near     
Pattadakkal   11 KM near     
Badami   27 KM near     
Bijapur   102 KM near     
Hampi   110 KM near     

Near By major Cities

Hyderabad  355 KM near     
Bangalore  439 KM near     
Mumbai  516 KM near     

Near By Air Ports

Hubli Airport   125 KM near     
Sambre Airport   152 KM near     
Sholapur Airport   201 KM near     
Kolhapur Airport   201 KM near     

Near By Local Cities

Bijapur  99 KM near     
Hospet  109 KM near     
Belgaum  162 KM near     
Bellary  166 KM near     

Near By Districts

Bagalkot   31 KM near     
Gadag   79 KM near     
Koppal   91 KM near     
Bijapur District   102 KM near     

Near By RailWay Station

Bagalkot Junction Rail Way Station   29 KM near     
Badami Rail Way Station   31 KM near     



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