The city of Pattadakal is a city in agalkot district, Karnataka, India. Pattadakal was the second capital of the Chalukyan Empire after Badami. The temple town of Pattadakal lies on the banks of the Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district. Pattadakal was also the ceremonial center of Chalukyan Empire where kings were crowned and commemorated. The Pattadakal was the dynastic cultural center of the Badami Chalukyas.
The earliest temples of Pattadakal are from the 4th century AD and the latest architecture is a Jain temple of the Rashtrakuta period (9th century). They were designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. The town displays both Dravidian (Southern) and the Nagara (Northern, Indo-Aryan) styles of temple architecture.
A classical dance festival is held at Pattadakal, usually at the end of January every year. The Virupaksha Temple Car Festival is held in Pattadakal in March every year. The Mallikarjuna Temple Festival is also held in Pattadakal in March-April.
Pattadakal does not have an airport of its own. The nearest domestic airport is at Belgaum, located about 180 km from Pattadakal. The nearest international airport is at Bengaluru.The nearest airport is Bangalore, around 514 km away.RAIL
The nearest railway station is Badami, 20 km away. There are around five regular trains for Bijapur from Badami.ROAD
The State Highway 14 links Pattadakal with Badami (20 km). Aihole is round 45 km from Pattadakal. Pattadakal is well connected by road. State-run buses ply regularly from Bengaluru, Bijapur (134km), Hubli and Belgaum.