Bijapur - Place To See Around

| March 21, 2013
Tags: Adil Shah, bijapur, fort, gol gumbaz, history, mughal, travel
Aihole: About 110 km south of Bijapur, Aihole is referred to as the ‘Cradle of Indian rock architecture’. Located on the banks of Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district of Karnataka, it was built during the Chalukya dynasty rule. The village has 125 temples. The temples, built in ancient rock cut architecture style, reflect Jain and Buddhist styles of architecture.

Badami: Once the capital of the mighty Chalukyas, Badami, located in Bagalkot district of Karnataka, is known for its rock-cut temples. The cave temples were built in 5th and 8th century AD. The town stands facing the Agastya Lake which is surrounded by two hills named Vatapi and Ilvala. One can get beautiful views of the town from the hills.

Pattadakal: About 123 km south of Bijapur, Pattadakal is known as the 'City of the Crown Rubies' and it represents the high point of temple architecture under the Chalukya dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. Situated on the banks of Malaprabha river in Bagalkot district, Pattadakal was declared a world heritage site in 1987.