Aihole is a city in Karnataka. It is on the banks of Mallaprabha River. It is close to 500 km from Bangalore, the sillicon valley of India. Aihole was the first capital of Chalukya Kings. Aihole has hundreds of temples in villages and fields nearby.
The nearest town to Aihole is Badami where one can find accommodation. Aihole can be reached by a 40 minute drive by road from Badami. Badami is connected by Karnataka government road transport buses from all over the state including from state capital Bengaluru , Hubballi ( Hubli ) and district headquarters Bagalkot.
The nearest railway station to Aihole is also Badami on Gadag- Vijayapura ( Bijapur ) railway line. There are many trains from Bengaluru and Hubballi. There is also train numbered 11139 by Indian Railways from Mumbai via Pune to Bagalkot which is 42 Km from Badami.
Hubballi ( Hubli ) is the nearest aerodrome to Aihole at distance of 140Km.
Aihole is a small place and once you reach here, all destinations can be explored by foot.
There are no decent restaurants at Aihole at present. You may find road side shacks which serve tiffin or meals.
Tea prepared from milk and tea powder at roadside tea stalls. Sometimes you may even find snacks at these tea stalls. Buttermilk is better during days of summer season.
Badami and Bagalkot are options for stay to visit Aihole and Pattadakal.
During summer days temperature at this place may cross 40° Centigrade. Hence to avoid dehydration drink water or buttermilk. B.S.N.L ( Cellone ) mobile service provider signals are available in this region. Public transport is safe comparatively.