Holiday Trip in Lakkundi

Historic Trip with Lakkundi Holiday Packages

Lakkundi is heaven of ancient temples ruins and step wells. This historic place is situated at a distance of 11 KM South-East of Gadag in Gadag district. According to the inscriptions, Lakkundi is also known as 'Lokki Gundi' in the ancient inscription; which was a major city a thousand years back. It is a place of antiquarian interest with more than 50 ancient temples scattered all over the village, 101 stepped wells which are also called as Kalyani and various inscriptions that are built during the rule of the Chalukyas, Seuna, Kalachuris and Hoysalas. These temples are most famous for their ornate and elaborate furnishing. Similarly, Lakkundi is noted for its steep wells, which are very artistically built with small, canopied niches inside the walls of several wells that preserve lingas (Shiva lingas). So, checkout the Lakkundi holiday packages offered by, choose the best offer and get ready to enjoy the most in this historic temple city.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Lakkundi

Before planning your Lakkundi vacation, be familiar with what you must visit during the trip.
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.
Kashivishvanatha Temple:
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kashivishvanatha Temple is a meticulous for its intricate carvings on the towers and the doorways. The heavy circular pillars were made using some particular kind of lathe.
Nanneshwara Temple:
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 completed.
Stepped wells:
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 architectural beauty.
Manikesvara Temple:
Manikesvara Temple with Stepped Kalyani is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Lakkundi.
Lakkundi Musuem:
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.
Other Attractions:
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:
By Air
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.
By Train
The Gadag Railway Station is nearest (13 KM) railway head from Lakkundi.
By Road
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.
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