Holiday Trip in Pattadakal

Explore History with Pattadakal Holiday Packages

Set amidst a picturesque landscape along the banks of the Malaprabha River, the scenic village of Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its ancient temple complex. It is the second capital of the Chalukya dynasty after Aihole; Pattadakal's outstanding 8th-century temples symbolize the zenith of Chalukyan architecture. Also spelled 'Pattadakalu' is a significant tourist centre in the state of Karnataka. Pattadakal is just 22 KM from Badami and about 10 KM from Aihole, both of the places renowned for Chalukya monuments. The remarkable temple structures of Pattadakal represent a convergence of the North Indian and South Indian style of temple architecture. These captivating temples take in elements of both the Dravidian or the Southern and the Northern (Indo-Aryan) or the Nagara of temple architecture. If you want to explore the beauty of this historic place, then choose any of the Pattadakal holiday packages offered at
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Best Sightseeing Places in Pattadakal

Before planning your Pattadakal vacation you should be familiar with where you must visit during the trip.
The wonderful 8th century temples are major attractions during Pattadakal tour. Include a trip to the Pattadakal temples in your tour of Pattadakal to catch glimpses of the rich Chalukyan architecture.

Kadasiddeshvara, Jambulinga and Galaganatha Temples:
Kadasiddeshvara and Jambulinga Temples are fine example of North Indian-style temple architecture, characterized as they are by the curved towers (shikharas) over the inner sanctum. While, Galaganatha Temple is the largest of them all with having a well- preserved tower with stridently cut tiers of horseshoe shaped motifs and a ribbed finial.
Sangameshwara Temple:
It is one of the earliest South Indian style temples constructed by the Chalukya King- Vijayaditya (696-733 AD). Unlike other South Indian temples, the multistoried temple tower rises in a stepped Pyramidal formation and capped with a square domed roof.
Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna Temples:
The twin Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna temples symbolize the pinnacle of Chalukya temple architecture. Based on the Kailasanatha Temple in Kanchipurum, the two temples celebrate the victory of King Vikramaditya II over the Pallava rulers of Tamil Nadu. At present, Virupaksha is the only functioning shrine in the extensive temple complex. Both of these identical temples feature gracefully carved pillars and ceilings decorated with a large amount of friezes from the epics.
Jain Temple:
This Temple was built by the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta and is located on the Pattadakal-Badami Road. It belonged to the 9th century and was built according to the Dravidian style with striking sculptures.
Other Important Temples:
Chandrashekhara temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Kashivisvanatha Temple, Kadasiddheshvara temple and Papanatha temple are some of other attractions that will make your Pattadakal travel a memorable experience.

Best Time for Holidaying in Pattadakal

Pattadakal experiences tropical climate with hot summers, humid monsoon and cool winters. Thus, the best time to enjoy a visit to this historical place is between the months of October and February. So, plan your Pattadakal trip at the specified time..

Must Buy Things from Pattadakal

Pattadakal is a more of a sightseeing place, so there is not much scope for shopping of any particular type.

Explore Options to Reach Pattadakal

Before booking your Pattadakal holiday package, you must be aware of the ways to reach this city. To know more, read on:
By Air
The nearest airport to Pattadakal is the Belgaum Airport (205 KM away). It connects to the city with several domestic flights to rest of India. You can take buses or hire private taxis to reach Pattadakal.
By Train
Badami Railway station is the nearest (24 KM away) from Pattadakal. You can hire taxis to reach the destination.
By Road
Pattadakal is connected by good motorable roads to all places in Karnataka. It is very well-connected to Aihole (20 KM), Badami (22 KM) and Bangalore (495 KM) with regular bus service. Select any of Pattadakal travel mode to come here and explore this place's historic beauty.
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