Around Lakkundi..

Owing to the presense of very famous heritage sites like Pattadakal, Aihole Badami and Hampi in a 100 km radius Lakkundi is far less visited however the ones who take the pains to visit Lakkundi is rewarded with some of the most beautiful Kalyani Chalukya temles. Gadag near Lakkundi also has some beautiful temples that can be visited along with a Lakkundi.
Amidst a boulder strewn landscape along the banks of the Thungabhadra, Hampi is one of the glittering showpeices of India's cultural heritage. Hampi is a major tourist destination in Karnataka today. Hampi with the opulent palaces, temples, and fortifications can amaze even those with no inclination towards art and culture! Amongst the many attractions in Hampi the most prominent one is the Virupaksha Temple, a Shiva temple which is the only temple in Hampi still in use.

Located along the Malaprabha River in the Bagalkot district Aihole is located 90 kms from Lakkundi a little ahead of Pattadakal. Aihole has 125 temples divided into 22 groups. The main temple groups at Aihole are Kontigudi group and Galaganatha group of temples. Durga temple is amongst the best known of the Aihole temples and also most photographed temples in Aihole. The names of the temples are based on recent usage, and do not reflect their original dedications.
Magadi Bird Sanctuary

Located 26 kms from Gadag on the Gadag-Bangalore road Magadi Bird Sanctuary is built on Magadi kere. Migratory birds from Central Asia have been frequenting this place for over 10 years now. The tank spans 134 acres of land.

Pattadakal is a small village located 135 kms from Hampi. Pattadakal is about 20 kms from Aihole. Pattadakal has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Pattadakal has ten major temples and the best known amongst the temples in Pattadakal is the Virupaksha temple. Pattadakal celebrates an annual three day dance and music festival - Chalukya Utsava.
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