Located amidst a region with a high concentration of excavated monuments and temples Pattadakal offers a delightful vacation to a heritage traveller. Situated between Badami and Aihole Pattadakal has lots to offer to the one who appreciates the eclectic art of temple architecture. The temples of Pattadakal are amongst the best from the Chalukyan era
Located along the Malaprabha River in the Bagalkot district Aihole is located about 20 kms from Pattadakal. Aihole has 125 temples divided into 22 groups. The main temple groups at Aihole are Kontigudi group with 3 temples and Galaganatha group of temples with as many as 30 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.
Badami is known as the land of caves. Beautifully excavated rock caves of Bramhanical, Buddhist and Jaina affinity with massive sculptures illustrating different stories is the main attraction in Badami
Badami is set around Agasthya Theertha - a pond in the backdrop of the scenic beauty of sand stone formations and makes Badami a unique tourist destination. Badami is located about 15 kms from Pattadakal and about 35 kms from Aihole.
Mahakuta Group of Temples - Badami
Located about 14 kilometers from Badami cave temples Mahakuta Group of Temples are around two dozen Shiva temples in a huge temple complex surrounding an attractive spring fed tank known as Vishnu Pushkarini
Archaeological Site Museum - Aihole
Museum of the Plains and Sculpture gallery is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India on the Bhutanatha temple road. The museum mainly comprises of stone sculptures of Brahmanical, Jaina and Buddhist faith and fragmentary artefacts. Period wise the sculptures in the Aihole archaeological site museum range in date from 6th century AD to 15th century AD