Vatapi was the capital of the Chalukyas, who ruled in the 6th – 8th centuries. The town is famous for cave temples which are carved out of red sandstone on the side of the hill. The Cave Temples are composed of four caves, The four caves are simple in style. The entrance is a verandah with stone columns and brackets, a unique feature of these caves, leading to a columned mantapa and then to the small square temple cut deep into the cave. . .know more
Banashankari Devi Temple is near Badami .The temple is located at a distance about 5 km from town on the way to Gadag.There is a square water tank in the forefront of the temple at the entrance. Banashankari Jatre is held as religious and cultural festival, at the temple every year on the occasion of the Rath yatra, for a period of about three weeks starting from the Rath yatra. . . .know more
Pattadakal pronounced as ” Pattadakallu” in kannada language. Pattadakal is known for the group of the 8th century monuments. It has famous temples like Virupaksha Temple, Sangameshvara Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple. . .know more
Aihole has many nice temples and is known one of the cradles of temple architecture.The temple groups at Aihole can be grouped as the Kontigudi group and the Galaganatha group of temples.Inscriptions found in aihole are said to given many useful information about the history. The inscriptions are written by Ravikirti, Ravikirti was one of poet during chalukyas. . . .know more
According to history Chalukya’s leader Mangalesha had constructed a multifarious temple.”Mangalesha inscription” is protected in Bijapur Musuem.The Vishnu Pushkarani” (The Pond) is one of the main attractions in Mahakoota and taking holy bath gives pleasure. This Pushkarani (pond) is constructed around 1400 years ago and it has not dried even in severe drought.….. know more
There are many beautiful places nearby like Kudalasangama , Shivayoga mandira, Amingad, Lakkundi, Gajendragad, Ilkal, Gadag, Annigeri, Dambal, Sudi, Koppal ,Alamatti Dam etc Shivagoya Mandira is a place with spiritual importance located on the banks of the Malaprabha River near Badami, the Shivagoya Mandir trains and educates the Veershaiva mathadhipathis and finds an important place for the Veerashaiva Lingayaths. Kudalasangama (Koodala sangama) [ಕೂಡಲ ಸಂಗಮ] an important pilgrimage center .Renowned temple of Sangameshvara is present on the river bank, at the confluence of the Krishna and the Malaprabha rivers. Formerly it was known as Kappadi sangama. Amingad is town in Hungund taluk of Bagalkot district. Amingad is famous for its “Karadantu”Kannada: ಕರದಂಟು (A nice tasty sweet). The Karadantu will be prepared using edible gum,dry fruits, sugar or jaggery.