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Address: Bagalkot district, India
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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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Very interesting!

This entire complex of temples from the Chalukhya dynasty is very interesting because it was apparently a school of architecture with around 5000 students studying at one time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This entire complex of temples from the Chalukhya dynasty is very interesting because it was apparently a school of architecture with around 5000 students studying at one time. There are many temples with different architectural styles being experimented upon. There are a few temples outside the complex as well including Meghuti caves and a Jain temple on the hill. Hire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit once in a lifetime.......... Beautiful temples and carvings..... Athoughy there are no hotels or resturants closeby if ur lukn for a place to stay o eat.. Ul need to carry food..

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Thank 840prachid
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Aihole is known for Chalukyan architecture, with about 125 stone temples dating from 5th century CE, and is a popular tourist spot near Badami caves in Karnataka. Durga temple, Lad Khan Temple,Huchappayyagudi Temple,Huchimalligudi Temple, Ravanaphadi temple, Suryanarayana Temple are a few beautiful temples in Aihole. The area around the temples is clean and well maintained. Aihole Musuem at the durga... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We have been there for sometime while going to Badami from hospet. Very Good place.A must visit place. It will take around an half an hour for tour. Very good art work you can enjoy here. One advice:Avoid summer season as its very Hot there.

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United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Aihole on our way to Pattadakal, from Hampi. The main oval shaped building and museum are decent. Unless you are a history/ architecture buff you won't need more than 1-1.5 hours here. We made a short halt here, however were glad that we saved more time for Pattadakal and Badami caves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Very nice architector very beautiful enjoy friends and family can . taveler can go this place its cool every bdy can see this

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The Aihole Temple Complex also has some beautifully restored temples. A local guide or a book listing all the sculptures will help!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

The main temple complex is good and well maintained compare to others. Can be improved a lot. Close to Badami. Beautiful villages in and around however the outside area is not clean. The architecture is just awesome, one can surely feels proud. There are spot guides available.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This place is regarded as the school for temple architecture. Most of the monuments are in ruins. The site is quite small and nothing much to see. It will take about 20min even if you take a guide. They charge about 200-300. The main attraction is the monument which looks like the parliament building.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Aihole is a small village which is full of historical monuments and structures. Only few are intact and most others are not maintained well which is a pity. Durga Temple complex and few other monuments like ravana phadi caves are very beautiful and undamaged, don't miss to visit them. There is a Jain Temple on a hill which is very... More 

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