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Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Pattadakal
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An important UNESCO World Heritage site, Group of Monuments at Pattadakal consists of nine temples, a Jain sanctuary, and several smaller shrines built under the Chalukyan dynasty (7th and 8th century CE). The complex will give a thrill to history and architecture buffs and photography enthusiasts alike. Chalukyan rulers—great patrons of art once crowned here—encouraged innovation, which resulted in a magnificent blend of styles of temple building and delicate art on the temples. Look for the numerous Kannada language inscriptions. The Temple of Virupaksha stands out as a masterpiece and the only operating temple. For details, buy a guidebook, visit the museum related to this site, or hire a guide. Either bring your own food or give the stalls selling local food a chance--no proper restaurants are close by. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Group of Monuments at Pattadakal by using our Pattadakal vacation builder.
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  • It tells the story of Indian Temple Architecture. There are North Indian Shikara type temples and the South Indian style temples here. Chalukyan rulers were not only empire builders, but great patrons...  more »
  • Beautiful temples!! Make sure you first visit the Museum in Badami and spend some time reading the history and learn about the key monuments. Over time I have realized it so much more nicer to explore...  more »
  • The encouragement and support of rulers of Chalukya Dynasty in India in 6th Century, could be seen in the sculptures of Groups of Monuments in Pattadakal. The knowledge, dedication of scriptures, skil...  more »
  • Wonderful place. Pattadakallu reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukyas from the seventh to the ninth centuries functioning as a royal commemorative site. To date, this group of monuments is well maintained by ASI. It is also a highly visited place by people from all over the country and abroad. In this regard, the Government of Karnataka has to focus on below with highest priority: 1. Clean surroundings 2. Good Roads connecting Badami, Aihole and Bagalkot 3. Well equipped Visitor Center (with basic amenities like information center, drinking water, restrooms, travel desk, small canteen) 4. A good Bus Station (and plenty of connecting buses)
  • A complex full of history, gods and temples. The beautiful Chalukyan architecture is a feast to the eyes. A must see place for everyone. The place is very well maintained, and it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • What a great place. And you hardly get to hear about it between Badami and Aihole. Reminds one of the structures in Mamallapuram near Chennai.. Pallavas certainly borrowed a few architects from here.. or the other way round. Do not miss.
  • Good job ASI....a must visit place in any itinerary...superb chalukyan Architechture...
  • Gets a bit dwarfed with all the other sights around, but should definitely be clubbed with badami on your way to Hampi