It is a well-known historical town, located in Bagalkot
district of Karnataka. The famed town houses many world heritage sites which
are popular for their ancient style of architecture. There are few temple
belongs to 8th century are living evidence of finest architectural
fusion of ancient India. One can find the marvelous blend of Nagara and
Dravidan styles of architecture. These temples were declared as one of the
heritage sites in the World by UNESCO in 1987. The clusters of ten temples are
the major attraction in Pattadakkal, in which one is dedicated to Jain deity.
The first 4 temples are of Nagara style and other four temples are of Dravidian
style and remaining two temples are perfect mixture of both Nagara and Dravidian
style of architecture. It is an ideal place for those who have interest in
archeology. Besides its temples and heritage sites, Pattadakkal is depicted
through its festivals such as Banashankari temple festival, Mallikarjuna temple
festival, Chalukya’s Utsav and Vrupaksha Car festival are the major carnivals
celebrated with pomp and show.
Places to visit
It is one of the ancient temples of Pattadakal, built during
8th century by Rashtrakutas. It is well known for its architecture.
This is another famed temple of 8th century,
houses several small idols of various deities. It is an important Hindus
pilgrimage devoted to Lord Shiva.
It is the oldest temple of Pattadakal, was built in 696 AD
in Chalukya’s period. It is a finest evidence of Dravidian style of
architecture and a must visit place.
Jain temple, Mallikarjuna temple and Papanatha temple are
other famous temples to visit in Pattadakal.
How to reach Pattadakal
Belgaum airport is around 205 km from the village of
Pattadakal is the nearest airport.
Badami railway station is located at a distance of 24 km
from Pattadakal is the closest railhead.
Plenty of state and private bus transportations are
available. Pattadakal is well connected to neighboring cities of Karnataka via
In summer 22-37°C and in winter
19-32°C. October to March is the ideal time to plan a visit to Pattadakal.