<p>Aihole was once the capital of the Chalukya Dynasty and is a city with a rich and illustrious history. It has great cultural significance as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture and has more than 125 temples in and around it. Aihole is an archaeologists&rsquo; delight with several temples dating back to Chalukyan times. Excavation and investigation into the history of Aihole continue and several thousand tourists seek out the serene and spiritual ambiance of this city every year. Aihole was once a center of architectural experiments by several gifted artisans, and the city is blessed with several beautifully crafted places of worship.</p>