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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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Durga Temple

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Pune, India

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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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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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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