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Aihole-Pattadakkal 6th Century Temples

Aihole Chalukyan Temples

Once the capital of the early Chalukyan dynasty (6th to 8th centuries), Aihole is a picturesque village on the banks of the Malaprabha river. Variously called Ayyavole & Aryapura in the inscriptions, Aihole is historically famous as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. There are about 125 temples divided into 22 groups scattered all over the villages and nearby fields. Most of these temples were built between the 6th & 8th centuries and some even earlier

Aihole-Pattadakal Images

Important Badami Chalukya temples


  • Virupaksha Temple
  • Sangameswara Temple
  • Kashiviswanatha Temple (Rashtrakuta)
  • Mallikarjuna Temple
  • Galganatha Temple
  • Kadasiddeshwara Temple
  • Jambulinga Temple
  • Jain Narayana Temple (Rashtrakuta)
  • Papanatha Temple
  • Museum of the Plains and Sculpture gallery
  • Naganatha Temple
  • Chandrashekara
  • Mahakuteshwara Temple

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  • Durga temple & complex
  • Lad Khan Temple
  • Ambigera Gudi complex
  • Mallikarjuna temple complex
  • Chikki temple
  • Rachi temple
  • Eniyar temples complex
  • Hucchimalli temple complex
  • Ravanaphadi rock-cut temple
  • Jain temple, Meguti temple
  • Hucchappayya Math Complex
  • Kunti temples complex
  • Charantimath complex
  • Tryambakesvara group
  • Gauri temple
  • Jaina temples in the village
  • Rock-cut Jain Basadi
  • Ramlingesvara Temple Complex
  • Galaganatha Temple Complex
  • Museum & Art Gallery

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Address of Aihole & Pattadakkal

Aihole and Pattadakkal temple towns located at Badami Taluk, Bagalkot district of Karnataka state, India - 587201.

How to Reach

Badami-Pattadakkal-Aihole are located on a road stretch of 34 km. Badami town is on Highway No.367 and well connected by road and railways.

  • Distance From: Hubali-Dharwad -100 km, Panjim - 268 km, Kurnool - 305 km, Bangalore - 456 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hubli, Goa
  • Nearest Bus station: Badami
  • Nearest Railway Station: Badami

Where to Stay

  • Aihole or Pattadakkal does not have accommodation facilities. Badami town offers decent stay with few hotels for the tourists.
  • Hubli-Dharwad city is the best place to enjoy best hotels and all other city facilities.
  • Karnataka Tourism Department runs the hotel 'Chalukya'. For online booking:

What to Eat

Badami doesn't have many restaurants to choose from. A few small restaurants offer North and South Indian food varieties.

Things to Take Care

Temperature Mean Max Mean Min
Summer 38℃23℃
Winter 29℃15℃

The state highway running between Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole doesn’t offer good and frequent transport options. State bus frequency is very less. 3 wheel Autos are another options.

Visiting Places near by

People usually plan to visit Badami, Aihole and Pattadakkal as a trip. Because these 3 places are near together and same historical and architectural importance.