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, Karnataka

  (part of Badami region)

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Fast Facts
State: Karnataka
District: Bagalkot
Famous for/as: Historical
Languages: Kannada, Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - May
Weather: Summer 30 to 40°C, Winter 10 to 22°C
Altitude: 593 m
Pincode: 587138
STD code: 08351
Aihole is a temple complex located in the Indian state of Karnataka. The complex is a very popular tourist destination in the northern part of the state, and it is located in the Bagalkot district.

Tourists flock to this temple town to marvel in awe at the amazing ancient structures that stand in the region, having aced the test of time. There are various groups that the temples in Aihole can be split into, and some of these are the Galaganatha group of temples and the Kontigudi group of temples. There are twenty two groups of temples in all, and the sheer number is enough to interest travelers and tourists who are major history and architecture buffs to visit this temple town.

The Lad Khan temple is one of the major temples in the region of Aihole, and this temple is guarded by two huge mantapas (towering gateways). The main deity in this temple is Lord Shiva, and the Shiva Lingam present in this temple serves as an epicenter for pilgrims and tourists alike. Other major temples in the region include the Huchappayya temple, the Huchimalli temple, the Durga temple and the Suryanarayana temple. Ravana Phadi is yet another tourist favorite, and this one of the oldest cave temples in India.
To visit and experience Karnataka hassle-free, view karnataka package tours.

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