Attractions to explore near Shivgiri Temple
There is an 85 feet tall Shiva statue.this is a growing pilgrimage location. 1500 tonnes statue of Lord Shiva is considered as the second largest one in India.
This Chalukyan structured temple is situated inside the fortified walls of Aihole fort on a hillock. It was constructed by the great Poet, Scholar and General Ravikeerth in 634 AD with sandstones having fine grains. There are poetry inscriptions on the walls of the temple. But the bad thing was this beautiful temple appears to be incomplete till now.
Akkalkot is widely known for its association with Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj held by his devotees to be a reincarnation of Lord Dattatreya. This is a famous temple in this region and many devotees visit this place a day.
World Heritage site which is being a specimen of the great Chalukya architecture and also it was an exhibition of Dravidian as well as Indo Aryan style of architecture