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Lakkundi, India

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.


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:10°C- 35°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Lakkundi

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.

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