Bagalkot District - Tourism


  • Badami

Badami Cave Temples

Badami taluk remained the seat of the throne of the Chalukyas from 550 CE - 753 CE, till Chalukya king Kirtivarman II was overthrown by the Rashtrakutas.

  • Pattadakal

Pattadakal has many UNESCO World Heritage temples built by Vikramaditya II.

Mallikarjuna temple is in dravidian style while Kashi Vishwanatha temple is in nagara style at Pattadakal, built around 740 CE.

  • Aihole

Aihole, which lies on the banks of the Malaprabha River, is an important temple town with over 140 temples belonging to both the early and later Chalukya times.

  • Kudalasangama

Kudalasangama, where Basavanna's samadhi is located.

The 12th century social reformist Basavanna, known for his crusade against caste exploitation, was born in Basavana Bagewadi.

  • Mahakuta Mahakuta group of temples

The Mahakuteshwara temple dedicated to Shiva, is built in the Dravidian style.

Naganath Temple, located in a forest on the way to Mahakuta, is one of the early Chalukya temples dedicated to Shiva.

Mahakuta, once the epicenter of shaiva cult, is a beautiful place surrounded by hills.

  • Banashankari

Here, an annual fair and festival is held during January & February.

The temple in Banashankari is dedicated to Banashankari or Shakambari, a form of Parvati. It is located at Cholachagud, popularly called Banashankari.

  • Mudhol

Mudhol is the birthplace of poet Kavi Chakravarti Ranna.

Mudhol was one of the 9-gun princely states of British India.

Mudhol is famous for a breed of dog known as the 'Mudhol Hound.

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