Pattadakal Tourism Guide- Visit historical Pattadkal town in Bagalkot ditrict, Central Karnataka and explore the famous temples during the period of the Chalukya dynasty
Pattadkal is a town famous for its group of Hindu temple architecture monuments. The temples were built in the 8th century A.D. Pattadkal is known for both Dravidian (South Indian style) and Nagara (Indo-Aryan style of the north) styles.
Location and How to reach
It is 22 km away from Badami and 514 km from Bangalore. Pattadakal can be reaached by road and rail to Bangalore and Mysore. Regular buses ply from Bijapur to Pattadakal.
History of Pattadakal
The tiny village of Pattadakal, in Karnataka, is situated on the banks of the Malaprabha River. Referred to as Petrigal by Ptolemy, Pattadakal was later known as Raktapura (Red Town) & Pattadakal Kisuvolal. This place reached its prominence under the Chalukyan rule from the seventh to the ninth centuries. The group of about ten temples, surrounded by numerous minor shrines & plinths, are built by the sculptors from Kanchipuram who were brought specially by the royal family to create fantasies in stone in Pattadakal.
Sightseeing in Pattadakal
Pattadakal is a town famous for its group of Hindu temple architecture monuments. The temples were built in the 8th century A.D. Pattadkal is known for both Dravidian (South Indian style) and Nagara (Indo-Aryan style of the north) styles. Read more about Sightseeing in Pattadakal
Travel Plan for visiting Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal
Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal, Kudala Sangama and Almatti Dam can be visited by basing yourself at Bijapur (Vijapura) town. There are State Government buses as well as private tourists plying between Bijapur (Vijapura) and these towns and also connecting the nearby town of Bagalkot. Alternatively, you can prefer a conducted tour of the Karnataka State Tourism Devpt. Corpn (KSTDC).
You may also be intersted in discovering Badami, known for its Cave temples and Aihole, famous for its numerous Chalukyan temples.
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