Lad Khan Temple is situated at Aihole
in Hungund Taluk of Bagalkot District
. It is the oldest temple which dates back to the 5th century. Initially, it was a royal assembly hall and marriage mandapa (hall). Then a Muslim official called Lad Khan used it as his residence and since then it came to be known by its present name. The main temple has another shrine-like vimana
on its roof.
Aihole is connected by road to other places such as Pattadakal (17 km), Badami (46 km) and Bangalore (438 km). The nearest railway station is at Bagalkot.