Aihole is situated at a height of around 590 mt. and about 480 km from Bangalore. It was the first capital of the early Chalukyas. It is situated on the banks of the river Malaprabha and has over a hundred temples scattered around the village.
It is located in bagalkot district of Karnataka. The sculptures of Ailhole temples have superb architecture. Famous as the “Cradle of Indian Architecture. The oldest temple here is, perhaps, the Lad Khan temple dating back to the 5th Century. On the roof of the temple is another shrine-like Vimana.