Durga Temple located inside the fort in Aihole
is notable for its semi-circular apse, elevated plinth and the gallery
that encircles the sanctum.
Fascinating carvings of Chamundi Devi trampling the buffalo demon; Narasimha, the 'half-man-half-lion god'; the Ardhanari, half man and half woman deity; Mahishasura Mardini and many more sculptures can be seen here.
In the same complex, is the first model of an intricately carved lathe turned pillar.
HOW TO GET THERE
Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Bagalkot.
Road: Aihole is connected by road to: Pattadakal (17 kms), Badami (46 kms) Bangalore (438 kms).
WHERE TO STAY
Tourist Rest House, Aihole, Hungund Taluk.
Tourist Rest Houses of Tourism Department.