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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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The university of Temple design, carvings and architecture

This complex was excavated and carved out of the localites in the 1980s. Aihole is a town that has a lot of localites still living inside old temples. Hence a lot of the temples... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This complex was excavated and carved out of the localites in the 1980s. Aihole is a town that has a lot of localites still living inside old temples. Hence a lot of the temples are named after the localites that used to stay before it was 'separated' by the ASI. E.g. Lad khan temple used to be occupied by a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aihole is about 140 kms from Hampi and is a good place for a day's trip. Aihole was once the capital of the Chalukya Dynasty, and is a city with a rich and illustrious history. It has great cultural significance and has more than 100 temples in and around it. Authorized guides are available inside the complex which add to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit for 2hours.surrounding area is pathetic as area not developed by karnataka government. Roads to the temple are terrible.Inside beautiful. Can enjoy temple and museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Must and should Place to visit in north karnataka....architecture of the building and carvings over the buildings are so nice and day light makes still colourful.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Aihole is located 13 KM from Pattadakal (Ancient temples) & 35 KM from Badami. you need to go via Pattadakal to reach Aihole .Road condition was not good,when we traveled to Aihole. There is Durga temple ,which look like parliament of today.Temple is dedicated to Durga . Lot of art work in done on the wall if temple.there is also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

If anyone wants to visit ancient temple complex to see their grandeur, architecture, history and beauty then one must visit the area of Hampi, Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal. Aihole temple complex is south indian temple architecture built during the chalukya period. Each temple is a beauty in itself although not practicing temples anymore. The temple complex is well maintained by... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The whole area is poorly developed. You cant even get breakfast of decent sort. The overall temples are OK and is fine if you want to spend 2-3 hours.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I was put up in Badami and was wondering throughout my 35 Km/ 1 hour drive that was lies ahead in this remote farmland with small hillocks when I was welcomed by a dense village inroad and oh boy ! what I saw was mesmerising. This is a cluster of temple / architectural sites, some intact and some in poor... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Aihole temples are located near Badami town. There are 120 plus temples and this place was famous as an architectural school during the Chalukya dynasty rule. The main temples is said to be the design based on which parliament of India is designed. This place does not have proper place to stay. One can stay in Badami and cover Aihole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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