Here are the top 23 tourist attractions to see in Aihole:

1. Durga Temple, Aihole

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A significant temple in Aihole, the temple derives it name from proximity to a 'Durg' or Fort and not from Goddess Durga, as it is often misunderstood.

2. Lad Khan Temple

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One of the temples that have stood here for the longest of times, the Lad Khan Temple is one of the oldest in Aihole. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is named after a Muslim Prince who resided here for a while.

3. Ravanaphadi Cave Temples

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This is one of the oldest rock cut cave temples in Aihole, having its origin in as early as the 6th century. A Shiva Linga is situated inside this temple and is endowed with various carvings of Lord Shiva.

4. Archaeological Museum, Aihole

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An Archaeological Survey of India run museum is located inside the Durga temple Complex. Originally built as a sculpture shed, the setup evolved into a well laid out museum in the year 1987.

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5. Huchimalli Temple

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Built in the 7th century, this temple has shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. It is located to the north of the village of Aihole.

6. Huchappayyagudi Temple

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Dating back to the 8th century, this temple is located on the way to the Malapranha River. The interiors of the temple are replete with multiple intricate carvings, including a beautiful carved image of Nataraja on the ceiling.

7. Gowda temple

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A 12th century temple, built in a style similar to that of Lad Khan Temple with elements borrowed from the Kalyana Chalukya style, is a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavati.

8. Chakra gudi

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Chakra Gudi is a 9th century temple and houses a rekhanagara style tower amongst few other elements

9. Meganagudi group

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Housing the only dated structure in the entire cluster of ancient temples that the village houses, this group, hence marks an early presence of the Dravidian style of architecture.

10. Kontigudi Temples

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The Kontigudi group of temples consist of four separate temples, built in the 7th century with a few additions in later years. These temples are located in the middle of the Bazaar of Aihole.

11. Jyothirlinga Temples

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Situated at the south-west of the Ravanaphadi Caves, this group of temples dates back to the 8th century to 10th century. One finds Kadambanagara towers in some of these while inscriptions from the Kalyana Chalukya period in some.

12. Galaganatha group

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On the banks of River Mahaprabha, is the Galaganatha group of temples, which houses 38 shrines, most of which are lost to ruins. However, one can visit the Galaganatha Temple, which has retained much of its structure and holds a shrine of Lord Shiva.

13. Suryanarayana Temple

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Featuring a 2 feet tall statue of Surya along with Usha and Sandhya, this temple dates back to the 7th or 8th century.

14. Ambigera Gudi group

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Dating back to the 10th century and in much proximity to the Aihole Fort are the Ambigera Gudi group of temples.

15. Triyambakeshvara group of temples

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Find an idol of Nataraja in these temples dating back to the 11the century.

16. Chikkigudi group

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In much proximity to the Ambigera Gudi Group of temples, is the Chikkigudi group of temples stands out from its surroundings, given its size.

17. Rachi gudi

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This is an 11th century Shiva temple, with external walls carrying impressions and depictions of Vishnu, Nataraja, Ganapathi.

18. Yeniar shrines

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On the banks of River Malaprabha, is this group of 8 temples dating back to the 12th century.

19. Jainagudis group

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Dating back to the 11th Century, the structure built in Kalyana Chalukya style of architecture houses a number of shrines and a Parshvanatha idol.

20. Charanthimatha group

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An instance of the Kalyani Chalukya style of architecture, this group of temple dates back to sometime in the middle of the 11th and the 12th centuries. The central structure here is said to be the Trikutachala Temple, housing three shrines.

21. Badigera gudi

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The 9th century temple was originally built as a Surya temple and one finds a rekhanagara tower, watching over the structure.

22. Halabasappana gudi

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A structure, modest in size, houses depictions and instance of Ganga and Yamuna in its carvings at the entrance.

23. Shopping in Aihole

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One might not find elaborate shopping complexes here. One can, however shop at the local markets around the tourist spots such as the Durga Temple.

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