Ittagi is a small town in the Yelburga Taluk and near Kukanoor. It is famous for the Mahadeva Temple, built in the Chalukya style architecture. As per the common belief, the Theertha of the Mahadeva temple is considered divine. Kannada inscriptions in the temple speak of the reign of the Chalukya kings. The Mahadeva temple has 13 shrines with Lingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was constructed in 1112 AD by the Chalukyas.
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Ittagi is well connected by rail and road to the nearby places of both Lakkundi and Kukanoor. You can get down at Bannikopa railway station near Kukanoor and then avail bus services from there to reach Ittagi. The bus services from Kukanoor to Itagi are quite frequent. However it takes less time to reach Ittagi if you travel from Lakkundi, which is about 20 kms away. It takes less than an hour to reach Ittagi from Lakkundi.