Archaeological Museum Aihole is located 21 km west of Hunagunda taluk in the northern district of Bagalkot in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is being constructed inside the Durga Temple complex. The museum has a splendid collection of antiquities from nearby regions like Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami. The museum prides on its stone sculptures of Brahmanical, Jaina and Buddhist faith, hero stones, inscriptions, sati stones, fragmentary carved architectural members, and more. It has an anthology of artifacts from 6th century AD to 15th century AD. Having six galleries and an open-air gallery, the museum houses a variety of Ganesha sculptures, Nataraja, Saptamatrikas with archaic features, Ambika of Jaina affinity, an anthropomorphic figure of the Megalithic period and attractive sculpture of Bodhisatva. The Archaeological Survey of India got hold on the antiquities that the museum exhibits through excavation, exploration and scientific debris clearance around the protected monuments. Out of the six galleries, one of the galleries in the museum also has a scaled image of Aihole and its nearby areas that comprise Malaprabha valley and various monuments. The ASI recently structured two of the museum’s galleries for exhibiting the epigraphy, architecture and pre and protohistoric material.
Archeological Museum, Aihole, Bagalkot District, Karnataka 587101
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Winter : Maximum: 25 °C, Minimum: 18 °C
Recommended Season to Visit : October-March
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