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Good site of Indian Architecture

We visited Aihole on the way to Badami from Hampi. This is a comparatively small site. But it has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mayur_Sankalia
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Hyderabad, India
Cradle of Hindu Rock Architecture.

Aihole is a remote village in the Bagalkot district of North Karnataka, lying next to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EkMusafir
,
Pune
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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” (28 reviews)
“badami caves” (6 reviews)
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Bagalkot district, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Aihole on the way to Badami from Hampi. This is a comparatively small site. But it has few temples in its complex. A small museum is also sep-up by Archeological Survey of India (ASI). The entire complex is maintained very well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aihole is a remote village in the Bagalkot district of North Karnataka, lying next to the Malaprabha River. We visited the ancient rock and cave temples of Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole over three days, making Badami as our base. We drove to Aihole village (35...More

Thank EkMusafir
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth visiting between Hampi and Badami. The road conditions are bad because of ongoing construction but it's really worth a visit. The major temples are within a well maintained complex run by ASI. It's very clean within the complex with a nice...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

The Archaeological Museum at Aihole has a small collection of images, carvings etc collected from in and around the place. It may need only about 20 minutes to see the collections. The place has a large scale model of the Aihole and other smaller collections.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Reaching the Durga Temple Complex at Aihole can be tiresome as one has to navigate through very poor access via bad roads and congested local settlements that have usurped many of the ancient monuments as habitats The Temple Complex is however clean and properly maintained....More

1  Thank Arijit G
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Though not so popular among tourists,this place is worth visiting. The roads are not good ,but one can see temples every where ,most of them now in depleted condition due to human greed of occupying every free space available,the negligence on the part of the...More

1  Thank raghu67
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

if Badami caves were the beginning of temple architecture with rock cut caves then Aihole is the next step in formulation of structural architecture of temples. The Durga temple with its spectacular stone carvings is a visual treat.

Thank Rana S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Dirty place , nothing really to see beside the gypsyes begging outside and a total Rip Off for tourists Starting with 200 Roupies to get in.What a joke. My advice is to stay Away from it as the pictures are edited big time!

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Hi, This is a must visit place but plan your trip with proper planning. Better to plan visiting it in morning. Reaching this place is bit difficult as roads aren’t good. There is no place to stay and eat. Once you reach, you will forget...More

Thank mupr
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Monuments of Aihole are located in an average area locality but offers monuments of great historical importance. If you are visiting Pattadkal and Badami; dont miss Aihole.

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