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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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  • Pattadakal is a few hours away from Hampi, as Hampi (Hospet station) is well connected, it is advisable to stay in Hospet see Hampi, then next day visit Pattadakal...the ancient temples...grouped toge...  more »
  • The first view stuns you with a wow moment. You get to see various types of architecture at one place. It is a very well maintained place and a must visit  more »
  • A must see , very well preserved group of 8th cent temples within the same compound , with easy access and the additionnal feature of a golf cart to get you right up to them  more »
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  • 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