Itagi Mahadeva – Not many go to this gem of a temple. Though close to Hampi, Itagi has not been on heritage circuit. This Chalukya temple is an epitome of sculptural heritage of later Chalukyas or Kalyani Chalukyas.
We were there last October as a part of our drive to Bijapur and Bidar. It was after noon when we reached the temple. There was no one except us in this beautifully restored temple. Archeogical Survey of India has done a commendable job here.
We clicked this picture when the sun in the west was providing nice lighting.
Itagi is off the Hospet – Hubli highway. Itagi and neighboring Kukkanur temples can be clubbed together for a nice day trip from Hampi.
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