Lakkundi is paradise of temples. Lakkundi is located at a distance of 11 km South-East of Gadag in Gadag district. As per the inscriptions, Lakkundi is also called as ‘Lokki Gundi’ in the inscription; which was a prominent city a thousand years back.

Lakkundi is a place of antiquarian interest, with more than 50 ancient temples scattered throughout the village, 101 stepped wells which are also called as Kalyani and many inscriptions that are built during the rule of the Chalukyas, Kalachuris, Seuna and Hoysalas.

Kasi Vishwanatha Temple is the most ornate and elaborately furnished. Lakkundi is also an important Jain center. There is a Jain Temple dedicated to Mahavira, the largest & ancient shrines at Lakkundi. The architecture of the Chalukyas of Kalyana are said to be a link between those of the early Chalukyas of Badami and the Hoysalas who succeeded them.

Lakkundi is also noted for its steep wells, artistically built with small, canopied niches inside the walls of several wells that enshrine lingas.

The other attraction of Lakkundi is Sculpture Gallery, operated by the Archeological Survey of India.

Lukkundi is a must visit destination for a traveler who is interested in the Archaeology.

Nanneshwar Temple

Nanneshwar Temple, Lakkundi

How to Reach :

By Air

The nearest airport to Gadag is the Hubli airport, located about 57 km away. The next one is the Sambre Airport at Belgaum, which is approximately 128 km away. However, you should keep in mind that there are no regular flights to Gadag from other major cities of the country.

By Train

This is a better option to arrive straight to Gadag. The Balganur, Kangihai and Gadag Junction Railway Stations all interconnect very well with other cities in the state. If you are from outside Karnataka, you should be able to find overnight trains to Gadag from Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad.

By Road

If you want to travel to various places within Gadag District, then your best option will be to take a bus. The region is a high traffic area. As such, you will have no problem in finding bus s that take you to any of the famous locations in the region. If you are traveling in a car, make sure you have the destinations mapped out. Since the interior locations may be sparsely populated, it can be quite troublesome if you have not done proper research and accurately pinpointed the route to the place you wish to visit.