The "Cradle of Indian Architecture", Aihole in Karnataka has over a hundred temples scattered around the village. A tour to Aihole Karnataka means a tryst, a journey through the lanes of history. Situated on the banks of Malaprabha River, Aihole is located to the west of Badami in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Some of the temples here at Aihole date back to as early as the 5th and 6th century.
On tours to Aihole in India you will get to visit the following temples, which are the most important tourist attractions of the place.
The Lad Khan Temple :- an ancient temple belonging to the 5th century AD
Durga Fort Temple :- a gallery encircling the sanctum is the main point of attraction at the temple.
Uma Maheshwari Temple with an intricately carved statue of Brahma the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology, is seen seated on the lotus
Hutchimalli Temple :- This temple has a beautifully sculpted idol of Lord Vishnu reclining on Sheshnag, the snake with 100 heads.
Buddhist Temple :- is unique as it has two storied structure after the Japanese and Thai monasteries.
Jain Meguthi Temple :- nestled on a hillock the sanctum of this temple can be reached after alighting a flight of stairs.
Huchappayyagudi Temple :- this temple has a shikhara (conical tower) on top of the main shrine and beautiful sculptures can be found here.
Ravalphadi Temple is rock carved; this shrine is in the shape of a rectangle
How to reach Aihole Karnataka:
The nearest airport to Aihole is at Belgaum, at a distance of about 160 km. The other important airport near Aihole is at Bangalore about 480 km away. The nearest railway stations are Begalkot and Hubli about 130 km away. These stations are well connected by rail to Bangalore and Hyderabad. Road network around Aihole is very good. The nearest major towns are Pattadakkal about17 km, Badami about41 km. A tour to Aihole Karnataka is therefore a smooth affair as far as transportation is concerned. Tour Packages To Aihole In Karnataka are available at most tour operators at Karnataka and South India.