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QUICK FACTS
Location: Bagalkot district, Karnataka.
Famous for/as: Temple Architecture, Heritage. 
Weather:
Summer (March to June): 41°C  to 28°C.
Winter (October to February): 30°C  to 14°C. 
Monsoon  (July to September): Medium rain fall.
STD CODE : 08357
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March.
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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.

MUST SEE IN PATTADAKAL

The sculptural art of the early Chalukyas is characterized by grace and delicate details.

The temples of Pattadakal are the example of the Rekha Nagara Prasada and the Dravida Vimana styles of architecture. The Sangamesvara Temple (oldest one) is built by Vijayaditya Satyasraya (AD 697-733) is a simple but massive structure.  The Virupaksha Temple of the Chalukyan period is another famous attraction. The ceiling panels of the navagrahas, dikpalas, the dancing Nataraja, the wall niches containing Lingodbhava, Ardhanarisvara, Tripurari, Varahavishnu, and Trivikrama are amazing. The Mallikarjuna Temple carries identical design but it is in an advanced state of ruin.  Close to the main enclosure is the Papanatha Temple is known for its 16 pillars in the main hall with beautiful carvings.  Also visit Kashivishvanatha an 8th century temple and the Jambulinga.

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FAIR & FESTIVAL IN PATTADAKAL

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. 

REACH PATTADAKAL
AIR

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.

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