Pattadakal & Aihole
Aihole and Pattadakal are small places but consists of one of the most beautiful temples in the world.
Pattadakal is marked as World Heritage site for the temples and beautiful carvings.
Theses places are just 25 km from Badami and 1 day sufficient to visit
In Pattadakal the places visited given below
1) Virupaksha temple
2) Kashi Vishwanath temple
3) Jain temple
4) Sangmeshwara Temple
5) Papanatha temple
6) Galaganatha temple
7) Mallikarjuna temple
The all above places are nearby and 2hrs sufficient to explore.
From here we reached Aihole.
Aihole is also a small place with marvelous temples.
As per discussion with villagers came to know there are 125 old temple for which you will need min 3 to 4 days.
But we decided to do only famous places which given below
1) Durga temple
2) Ladkhan temple
3) Ravanapahadi cave temple
4) Archaeological meseum
5) Gowda temple
6) Konti Gudi temples
7) Chikkigudi group
8) Rachi Gudi group.
These all temples are scattered all around Aihole, but the Major temples are covered in a gated community.
It takes around 2 to 3 hrs to cover above places
Aihole to Hampi - Around 120 km, so we planned to cover this journey in evening. We left Aihole @ around 6.30pm reached hampi @ around 9pm.
We reached directly to Mango tree resturant.
We had read much about it and it was as per expectations, the ambience of Hotel and Food Quality was excellent.
We had booked our room in Banana farm house.
The place is around 2km from Hampi.
We were tired, so immediately got fresh and went to sleep.