Before planning your Lakkundi vacation, be familiar with what you must visit during the
Lakkundi is known for the Chalukya style temples, stepped wells and historic
inscriptions. Owing to their uniqueness, sometimes these temples are simply referred to
as Kalyani Chalukyas Temples.
Brahma Jinalaya (Basadi):
This edifice stands as the testimony of the high rank in the Karnataka temple
Archietecture.This temple was built by queen Attimabbe and is the largest of many Jain
temples in Lakkundi. This Basadi is dedicated to Mahavira, who was the most revered
saint of Jainism.
Nanneshwara Temple, located to its east a famous temple and looks like a simple and
small replica of the much complex Kashi Vishweshwara Temple. As per historians, this
temple was built as a prototype before the grand Kashi Vishweshwara Temple was
Lakkundi is also noted for its step wells. It is artistically built with small canopied
niches inside the walls of the wells enshrining lingas. Some of the famous ones are
the Chateer Bavi, Musukina Bavi and Kanne Bavi, which are famous for their carvings
Manikesvara Temple with Stepped Kalyani is one of the most popular tourist attractions
Lakkundi museum is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). This
museum has a collection of diverse artworks along with gold coins which were issued
under the reign of various kings.
Some of the other notable temples are Halagunda Basavanna Temple, Mallikarjuna
Temple, Laxmianarayana Temple, Manikeshwara Temple, Nagaradeva Shrine,
Nadayadeva Temple, Neelakanteshwara Temple, Someshwara Temple,
Suryanarayana Shrine (of Sun God facing the Kashi Vishweshwara Temple),
Virabhadara Temple, Virupaksha Temple and Vishwantha Temple etc.
Best Time to Visit Lakkundi
Lakkundi enjoys a tropical climate with very hot summers and chilly winters. The
monsoon season brings a lot of humidity (with around 1450 mm of rainfall). Therefore,
the best time to make your Lakkundi trip is from the month of October to March, when
the weather is quiet pleasant and favorable for sightseeing and holidaying. Otherwise,
if you want to witness the annual Lakkundi Utsav, which is a festival of arts held in the
month of May every year.
Things to Buy from Lakkundi
Lakkundi is mainly a place of sightseeing, where you can explore ancient temples and
different kinds of architecture. Thus, there is not much scope of delightful shopping
experience here. However, one thing that you must buy from here the contrast bordered
Lungi (Ambasi Phadiki Dhadi Panje) woven specifically here. The Dhoti (Lungi) can be
daily wear woven with a contrast border using traditional motifs. It can be a wonderful
gift or souvenirs for your loved ones from your Lakkundi tour.
Explore Options to Reach Lakkundi
Before booking your Lakkundi holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful city. To know more, read on:
Bangalore Airport is the nearest (400 KM) international airport to reach Lakkundi. You
can hire taxis or take bus to reach Lakkundi from the airport.
The Gadag Railway Station is nearest (13 KM) railway head from Lakkundi.
There is a Rajahamsa and a Karnataka Sarige running between Majestic and Gadag
however if you have to use public transport choosing the option of train is better. So,
select any of the modes of Lakkundi travel and explore this beautiful place.