Pattadakal is a town that is located in the Bagalkot District in the State of Karnataka. Pattadakal is located around 10 from the town of Aihole and around 22 km from the town of Badami. The town is home to many world heritage sites and they are known for their ancient architecture.
Pattadakal is home to a few temples that were built during the 8th century. The temples are an example of the fusion architecture of those times. The temples were built in a style that compasses both the Dravidian style of architecture as well as the Nagara style which was preferred in the Northern States. The temples have been a UESCO heritage site since 1987.
The main attractions in the town of Pattadakal are the ten temples. They were built during the Chalukya Dynasty in the 8th century. There is a Jain temple that is located near the others and this was also built during this time. 4 of 10 temples were built in the Nagara style and 4 were built using the Dravidian style. The remaining 2 temples were built using a mixture of both the styles. Pattadakal is a perfect place to see different styles of architecture being combined.
Summer: 22 to 40 C
Winter: 10 to 32 C
Oct - Feb
Getting to Pattadakal
The nearest airport is located at Bangalore (449 km)and those who are arriving by air can reach the town of Pattadakal from the Bangalore airport. There are frequent bus and taxis services that are available from Mysore and Bangalore.
The closest railway station is located at Badami which is located around 20 km from the town. There are autos that ply from the railway station to the town. They are a cheap and quick way to reach the town. There are train services from Mysore and other parts of the State to Badami.
Government buses are available from Bangalore to Pattadakal. These depart frequently and they are cheap.