Amrutheshwara Temple - Annigeri

Where: 47 Kms from Hubli, 12 Kms from Gadag
How to reach: NH48 Kolhapur/Banglore Highway. Take Hubli-Gadag/Hospet Road
Best time to visit: All the year round
Time visited: Nov 2016
Time to see around: 0.5 Hour
Stay:  Hubli, Gadag, Hospet
Food: Hubli/Gadag
Parking: Parking available outside premises

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

Day 1 - Pune to Gadag (524 Kms)
Pune-Kittur (381 Kms), Kittur-Varur (68 Kms), Varur-Annigeri-Gadag (72 Kms)

History as per Internet
Built by the Western Chalukya Empire, Amrutheshwara Temple is a 10th century black stone temple currently under the protection of Archeological Department. The temple has a roof supported by 76 pillars and carvings of mythological figures on its walls.The Amruteshwara Temple was said to be the prototype for later, more articulated structures such as the Mahadeva Temple (Itagi) at Itagi. The Mahadeva Temple of Itagi was built in 1112 CE and has the same architectural components as as Amrutheshwara Temple. 

On  Hubli-Gadag Road a small road leads to the town. Amruteshwara Temple is close to market. Surrounding premises are well maintained.

The entrance

The carvings on the pillar near entrance

The exquisitely decorative top border

A detail carving on side of the temple

It was long journey. We checked in to Clarks Inn at Gadag.