Pattadakal

The Place:

Pattadakal is a small town in Bagalkot district of Karanataka. It is one of the major tourist spot in the northern Karnataka. Listed in the world heritage site the place hosts group of Hindu and Jain temples.

The History:
Pattadakal was the capital city of the Chalukya Dynasty around sixth century , the marvelous temples were constructed between seventh to eighth century.

The List:
Pattadakal is a heaven for people interested in archaeology. Situated at the bank of river malaprabha river the group of temples takes you back to lanes of history.

  • Pattadakal group of temples: the temples looks stunning at the first glance itself and one can spend hours enjoying this archaeological wonder. It is situated at walkable distance from the local bus stand.
  • Virupaksha Temple: Largest temple situated at the location, the temple host idols of various Gods. The famous temple of Ellora was built on model of this temple.
  • Jain Temple: The Jain Narayanan temple is located at the Pattadakal – Badami highway. The ninth century temple hosts the 23rd Tirthankara of Jainism.
  • Papanatha temple: The temple contains the scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata.
  • Sangameshvara Temple: It is the oldest temples in Pattadakal. The Dravidian style temple was built by early Chalukya King Vijayaditya.

The Essentials:

Road: Pattadakal is well connected by road to Bengaluru, Bijapur, Hubli, Belgaum.

Rail: Badami is the nearest station from Pattadakal and is connected to various major cities – Hubbali, Secundarabad, Solapur, Mumbai, Barmer, Yesvantpur, Vijayapur etc.

Air: Nearest airport is Belgaum, situated at a distance of 180 km .

Intercity: Few private taxis and vans are available in Pattadakal.

Food: North Karnataka food is available.

Climate: The temperature varies from 14 to 42 degree Celsius.

Stay: Hotels are available at Badami, but there are not many options available. The KSRTC Hotel is situated in Badami.

The Experience: Pattadakal is very picturesque, the group of temples gives you an amazing experience.

 

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