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Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Pattadakal

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World Heritage-listed Group of Monuments at Pattadakal is best known for its Jain and Hindu temples, many of which date back to the 8th century. The nearby village is so small, most visitors skip it in favor of taking a day trip from Badami. 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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  • There are many small temples in the complex. Mainly 3 types of construction with different styles of architeture are present. Each of them are beautiful in their own way  more »
  • I set my foot at this place on a hot sunny day and walking towards it, was amused by the sight of the wonderful archaeological temples surrounding itself with green patches of grass. One needs to walk...  more »
  • We visited this place in May but cloud cover and strong breeze made this trip comfortable. This is like a complex of monuments. First we visited Aiholi and then came here. UNICEF and government is doi...  more »
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  • Known as the capital of the Chalukya Dynasty, the group of monuments at Pattadakal is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite of being built by the south Indian kingdoms, the architectural styles displayed here crosses various styles such as Nagara, Dravidian, Rekha and Prasada in their designs. The temples were mostly built during the 6th and the 8th centuries providing them with a vast historic value.
  • The best place for a family trip. The moments are amazing. Each and every temples are a treat to our eyes.
  • From the moment i came across this word Pattadakal, i was eager to visit this place. By the way the locals call it Pattadakallu (sounds more sexy too). As i began to read about this place, the list began to grow, finally we made up our mind to visit the places, and we kept our base as Bijapur, since that would be the best decent place to stay and visit these places. A wonderful amazing place, full of history, from the 6th to the 8th century. Wonderful chalukyan architecture. Historians consider Aihole as a kindergarden in temple architecture, which was perfected here in Pattadakalu, hence they called this the high school in temple architecture and finally mastered in Badami, which was considered to be the college of temple architecture. When you visit all three places you can clearly see the gradation in the way the sculptures get improvement. The chalukyans were at war with the Pallavas of Tamil nadu, due to which the pallava princess were married to the chalukyan kings. When the pallava princess went north, they took with them the sculptures who did the wonderful sikkara type temples in pattadakal. Wonderful place, definitely not to be missed if you are interested in history and also a good place for beautiful photography.
  • very nice place.. well maintained..
  • A good group of monuments is very well kept grounds . I totally pleasant experience, although rs500 per person to get in is pricey and there aren't that many things to see . We got there at opening time before the crowds and heat came , which i think was a good call

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