PATTADAKAL TOURISM | TOURIST PLACES TO VISIT & TRAVEL GUIDE TO PATTADAKAL
#17 of 33 Places to visit in Karnataka
Ideal Trip Duration: 4 Hours/Half Day
Nearest City to Pattadakal: Hubli (122 Kms)
Best Time to Visit Pattadakal: October to March
Peak Season: December to January
At a distance of 13 km from Aihole, 21 km from Badami, 45 km from Bagalkot, 122 km from Hubli, and 439 km from Bangalore, Pattadakal is a famous heritage site in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Situated on the banks of Malaprabha River, it is one of the must include places in Karnataka Tour Packages.
Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Badami & Aihole under the Chalukyan Group of Monuments. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka. Pattadakal is the place where the coronation of Chalukyan kings took place. Pattadakal, along with Aihole, is considered the cradle for South Indian Temple architecture. The main complex has about 10 temples which are the must-visit places as part of Pattadakal tour packages.
The monuments at Pattadakal were constructed between the 6th and 9th centuries. The temples at Pattadakal are larger and grandeur with extensive artwork compared to the early stage temples of Aihole. It seems the Chalukyas enhanced their temple construction skills with the experiments they performed at Aihole and built larger temples at Pattadakal. The temples are built in different architectural styles representing Dravidian, Nagara, Phamsana, and Gajaprastha models. The best structures are located inside a secured complex with a large compound and open area adjacent to Pattadakal village.
Virupaksha Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Kashivisvanatha Temple & Galganatha Temple are the prominent places to visit in Pattadakal. Pattadakal can also be visited along with Aihole & Badami Tour Packages.
About 128 km from Pattadakal, Hubli Airport is the nearest airport that has direct flights from Bangalore, and Mumbai. About 20 km away from Pattadakal, Badami Railway Station is the nearest railhead that has well train connectivity with Gadag, Solapur, Bangalore, Pune, Hubli, and Bijapur. About 82 km fromPattadakal, Gadag is the nearest major railway station that has well-train connectivity with cities like Hubli, Bangalore, Hospet, Solapur, Bellary, Guntakal, Tirupati, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, and Kolkata. Pattadakal is well-connected by bus with Badami and Bagalkot.
Pattadakal has no accommodation facilities. However, one can book a stay at nearby Badami that has a wide range of hotels for tourists that range from budget to five-star hotels. The properties offer luxurious cottages, suites, and family rooms for their guests equipped with all the modern amenities to make their stay comfortable.