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Durga Temple

Durga Temple


Durga Temple | 20 Onwards

The Durga temple is a medieval era Hindu temple located in Aihole in the state of Karnataka, India. It is part of a pending UNESCO world heritage site. Even though the temple features a Durga sculpture, the origin of the name is not because of its dedication to Durga goddess, but because Durga means protector or a fortress. The temple formed part of a fortification probably of the Marathas. The shape of the temple, in Indian traditional architecture, is known as Gajaprasta which means the resemblance to the back of an elephant.

Durga temple main attraction:
The history behind the temple is what attracts tourists and history lovers. The temple is dedicated to either Vishnu or Shiva as the representations of Vishnu are as numerous as those of Shiva. The most original feature of the temple is a peristyle delimiting an ambulatory around the temple itself and whose walls are covered with sculptures of different gods or goddesses.

Best time to visit the Durga temple:
October to March is the best period to enjoy a trip to the Durga temple, Aihole. Summers are scorching with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius. July, August and September experiences generous rainfall and that might be a hindrance in enjoying sightseeing around the area.

Durga Temple timings:
The temple can be explored and viewed at leisure all days of the week from 6 am to 5:30 pm.

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • Visitor shall be required to show an original photo identity proof at the entry to the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
  • This monument is a Non Smoking zone.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Refund policy later for any transaction is not permitted as per the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey Of India so refund for any transaction under any circumstances won't be possible.