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Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal
(4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
See one of the best examples of the country’s ancient religious architecture at Virupaksha Temple, taking a walk and enjoying the breeze from the river on whose bank the site stands. A memorable place, because of its interesting history and the cultural significance, it attracts innumerable visitors who come to pray or enjoy the art and design. Reflect on the stucco masterpieces outside, depicting the deities to whom the temple is dedicated, and if you’re lucky enough, you might be there for one of the annual festivals that always offer a good time. Using our world travel planner, Pattadakal attractions like Virupaksha Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A magnificent place where the oldest temple is from the 7th Century AD. One can see the progression of the artistry from Aihole Hampi to Pattadakal. Truly a fabulous place for coronations in the 7th -...  more »
  • The complex has many to temples and this is the latest and the main...its best to see the temple during the sunrise or sunset..the colors just mesmerize you 
  • If you love history and historical places, this is the place to be. So clean and neatly maintained. Amazing views and structures. There is a complex of temple and you will be mesmerized to view all. I...  more »