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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 is a must visit place if you are travelling to Badami. The place has several monuments of Chola Chalukya dynasty. The place is around 10-12km from Badami.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Aihole is a must visit place if you are travelling to Badami. The place has several monuments of Chola Chalukya dynasty. The place is around 10-12km from Badami.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Apart from a landscaped and well maintained complex comprising the Durga Temple, Aihole has several clusters of temples. Some of these temples have quite fantastic carvings and relief - always look at the ceiling! So if one is inclined to wander around in the ruins and take in the atmosphere Aihole is the place to visit. Of course, maintenance is... More 

Thank MakCha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Aihole this month. This is en-route to Hospet-Badami -Pattadkal circuit. The place was supposed to be architectural school. There are around 120 temples - most of them are surrounded by villagers. The guide there -who charged Rs. 250/-, stated that except the famous Durg temple all other temples are known by the persons who were inhabited there e.g Ladkhan... More 

Thank AjitDombivali
Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you see Pattadkalu and Badami and then come to Aihole then you will be surely dissappointed. If Pattadkalu is the university of architecture then Aihole is the primary school. It has significance as this was built 2-3 centuries before the other monuments. There are 2-3 good temples and monuments and also the royal seal, other than that I did... More 

Thank PushkarJG
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The best combination is Badami Caves, Pattadakkal and Aihole. The monuments are worth every moment you spend. Allocate around two one hour for Badami caved and about 2 to 3 hours each for Pattadakkal and Aihole. Don't miss the museum. You need to pay additional charges for Video Camera or cameras with video recording facility.

Thank SudipBlr
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This place you can visit after visiting badami and pattadkallu. Sculpture wise aihole is called the primary school, badami as high achool and pattadkallu as college for the beautifullness level. Approach road is bad and town is filthy with pigs roamimg here and there. No stay options here. Also there are no options to have meals here.

Thank SudhirJoshi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It is around 30-33 km from Badami and can be a good a day trip to Aihole and Pattadakal. OR you can leave early morning from Badami and cover these beautiful place and then head towards Hampi. Aihole, the temple town, is home to a vast architectural treasure of the Badami Chalukyas. The main attraction here is the Durga temple... More 

Thank priteshkulkarni
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is the first site you must visit on your Badami/Aihole/Pattadakkal trip. This is the primary school of architecture for the Chalukya times. The sculptors learnt their trade here and perfected them in the other places. There are many complexes but the one with the Durga temple is the main. The architecture of the temple is very unique and the... More 

Thank BharathiMani
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is one of the heritage places. Aihole is located near badami which is also a heritage spot. I visited the place today and was literally mesmerized by the view and the structure of it. If you're travelling from Bangalore and if you're a economical traveller, i have a good plan to cover Aihole and pattadakal. You can get down... More 

Thank Abhijith_Ravindra
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Amazing Architecture. The experiments done with each temple architecture at this site is unique and has no parallels. Hats off to ASI for its sincere efforts to restore the site to its original glory and thereafter maintain it so well. But for the temples in this site, a large number of smaller temples are in ruins, with encroachments and hutments... More 

Thank Vinay N S

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