Manikeswara Temple - Lakkundi

Where: Gadag
How to reach: 60 Kms from Hubli on Hospet Road
Best time to visit: All the year round
Time visited: Nov 2016
Time to see around: 20 mins
Stay:  Gadag
Food: Gadag
Parking: Parking available outside premises. Note- Very narrow road, avoid parking next to temple.

Tour Plan
Day 1: Pune-Kittur-Varur-Annigeri-Gadag
Day 2: Gadag-Laxmeshwar-Gadag-Sudi-Gadag
Day 3: Gadag-Dambal-Lakkundi-Itagi-Bijapur
Day 4: Bijapur-Solapur

Day 3 - Gadag-Dambal-Lakkundi-Itagi-Bijapur
Gadag-Damabal (23 Kms) Damabal-Lakkundi (14 Kms) Lakkundi-Itagi ( 35 Kms) Itagi-Bijapur (191 Kms)

History as per Internet

This is a trikuta Shiva temple. The common mandapa has a porch supported on four front pillars. The biigest attraction is a the pushkarni (tank), locally known as Muskin Bhavi. The stepwell actually begins beneath the temple and extends outward. There are several minor shrines within the steps. The stepwell is the among the best in India.

The temple


 The stepwell was completely dry at the moment

 Almost 3 storied down

The stairs from side