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#1 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 400 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Virupaksha Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine located in Pattadakal, Karnataka. It is the biggest and most ravishing of all temples in Pattadakal, and among the must include places in Pattadakal Tour Packages.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Virupaksha Temple is the only functioning shrine in the temple complex, and among the popular places to visit in Pattadakal. The temple was constructed in 745 AD by the Chalukyan ruler Vikramaditya's consort Queen Lokamahadevi to commemorate his victory over Pallavas of Kanchi.

Built in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple has three mukhamandapas on three sides with a large stone gateway on the East towards Malaprabha River. A large pillared hall is following by a sanctum with a circular path for pradakshinas. The mukhamandapas and the pillars .....

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#2 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 400 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Mallikarjuna Temple is another grand temple in Pattadakal situated just beside Virupaksha Temple inside the temple complex. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is similar to Virupaksha Temple in architecture but little smaller in size.

The temple is constructed in 745 AD by the second wife of Chalukyan ruler Vikramaditya. Built in Dravidian style, the temple has three mukhamandapas on three sides with a partially collapsed stone nandi mandapa in front of the temple. A large pillared hall is following by sanctum. The mukhamandapas and the pillars of the hall have wonderful carvings of gods and scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharata and Panchatantra. The ceiling of the temple is also adorned with beautiful figures.

Some of the famous carvings in Mallikarjuna Temple include Mahishasuramardhini chasing demon, Gurukula, scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana Wars, scenes from Yashodhara Charitha, Royal Lady, Kama and Vasantha, Monkey .....

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#3 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 400 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Kashi Vishwanatha Temple situated adjacent to Mallikarjuna Temple inside the temple complex is a wonderful 8th century temple built in Nagara style.

This is believed to be the last Hindu temple built in Pattadakal monuments. The temple has only sanctum and antarala left and the remaining parts are collapsed. The sanctum is supported by two pillars and has a Shivalinga carved out of black stone. The doorway of the sanctum has a carving of Garuda holding snakes. Bottom of the doorway has nice sculptures of female figures in different postures.

The pillars of the temple have nice carvings with great details. One of the pillars has a nicely engraved image of Siva-Parvathi marriage and another one with Krishna Leela from Bhagavatam. Other images on the pillars include Ravana lifting Kailasa, Lord Shiva chasing demo Tripurasura

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#4 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 700 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand & Temple Complex entrance, Papanatha Temple is a large structure built on the banks of Malaprabha River outside the main temple complex. This temple can be reached by walking down along the river bed from Virupaksha Temple gateway. This temple is dedicated to Muktewara, a form of Lord Shiva.

Built in a mix of Nagara and Dravidian architecture, this temple dates back to 680 AD. The vimana on top of the sanctum in built in nagara style, while the mukhamandapa facing east, rangamandapa and antarala are acquired from Dravidian style. The sanctum has a narrow circumambulatory path for pradakshinas. On three sides of the outer walls of sanctum, there are pillared porticos with sculptures of dancing Shiva.

This temple is famous for the carvings of scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata. The sabhamandapa has 16 pillars with medium size sculptures of men & women. There is also a sculpture of Mahishasura Mardhini with 8 hands.

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#5 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 300 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Sangameshwara Temple situated between Galaganatha and Virupaksha temples inside the temple complex is the oldest temple in Pattadakal. It was commissioned by Chalukyan ruler Vijayaditya in the year 720 AD, but it seems the construction was never completed. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is similar to Virupaksha Temple in style but a smaller size.

The two tier Dravidian type sikhara is an experiment stared here which was implemented in ]temples of Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna and still being followed in South India. The temple has two entrances on north and south. The large rangamandapa with 20 pillars is partially ruined and there are two sub shrines for Mahishasura Mardhini & Ganesha. There is a ruined Nandi mandapa in front of the temple. The sanctum has a circular path for pradakshinas. There are few good sculptures on the outer wall like those of Ugranarasimha & Nataraja.

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#6 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 300 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Galaganatha Temple is a historical temple situated ahead of Sangameshwara Temple inside the Pattadakal temple complex. It is one of the must visit places as part of Pattadakal Tour Packages.


Galaganatha Temple is a beautiful temple constructed at the beginning of the 8th century. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is built in Nagara style with a linga, and a vestibule (antarala) within the temple sanctum. Outside the temple is a seated Nandi that faces the sanctum. The entrance to the mantapa is flanked by the river goddesses Ganga and Yamuna. The architecture of the temple is the resemblance of Sangameswara Temple at Alampur in Telangana State.

The Galagatha temple is mostly in ruins, except for the southern part which contains a carved slab showing an eight-armed Shiva killing the demon Andhaka while wearing a garland of skulls as a yajnopavita (sacred thread .....

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#7 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 300 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Jambulinga Temple situated behind Galaganatha Temple inside the temple complex is a small shrine constructed in 7th century.

The temple is constructed in Nagara style with sanctum and a small mandapa. This temple is constructed in the lines of Huchchimalli Temple in Aihole, but small in size. The sukanasi of the temple has a carved image of Lord Shiva with Parvathi. The temple is built on a high plinth having five moldings with decorated miniature ganas and birds.

The walls of the sanctum have sculptures of Siva, Surya and Vishnu.

Complex Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Entrance: Rs. 10 for Person, & Rs. 25 for Camera

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#8 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 300 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand & Temple Complex entrance, Kadasiddeshwara Temple is the first temple you encounter in the temple complex. It is a small 8th century structure built in Nagara style.


Kadasiddeshwara Temple is relatively small with a sanctum and hall built on an elevated platform. There is a fine sculpture of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. At the entrance, nicely carved dwarapalakas welcome the tourists. The upper part of the outer wall has good carvings of dwarf figures and birds. The outer wall of the sanctum has beautiful sculptures of Ardhanareeswara, Shiva and Harihara.

Complex Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Entrance: Rs. 10 for Person, & Rs. 25 for Camera

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#9 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 1 km from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Jain Temple is an ancient temple situated in Pattadakal. It is one of the prominent places to visit in Pattadakal.

The Jaina Temple was built during the 9th century, possibly with sponsorship from the Rashtrakuta King Krishna II or the Kalyani Chalukyas. Unlike the other nine temples of Pattadakal, the Jain Narayana Temple lacks Hindu deities and intricate panels like the other nine temples but instead has a statue of a Jina carved into the north side kapota eave.

Built-in Dravidian style, the temple has a large Mukha mandapa followed by Rangamandapa and sanctum. Built on an elevated platform, the Mukha mandapa has 16 round-shaped pillars. The life-size elephant statues on both sides of the doorway welcome the tourists. The Mukha mandapa has stone benches with back support. The outer walls of the back support have nice carvings of human figures, .....

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#10 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 36 Kms from Bagalkot, 104 Kms from Hubli & 457 Kms from Bangalore, Badami, also called Vatapi, is a historical place situated in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. It is one of the must include places in Karnataka Tour Packages.

Badami was the capital of mighty Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD who ruled Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, & Maharashtra between 6th & 8th centuries. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka. Cave temples, fortresses, fine carvings, wonderful architecture, and breathtaking views are the must include places in Badami Tour Packages.

Badami is located in a valley at the foot of a red sandstone rock formation that surrounds Agastya Lake. Overlooking the sandstone cave temples, Badami Fort and several temples are lined up on the shores of Agastya Lake. Boothnath Temple, Banashankari .....

Distance (From Pattadakal): 21 Kms
Trip Duration (From Pattadakal - Including Travel): Full Day
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#11 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal

At a distance of 13 km from Pattadakal, 33 km from Bagalkot, 34 km from Badami, 136 km from Hubli, and 443 km from Bangalore, Aihole is a historical site located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Situated on the banks of the Malaprabha River, it is one of the popular places to visit in Karnataka for history buffs, & architecture enthusiasts.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aihole, along with Pattadakal, is considered as the cradle for South Indian Temple architecture. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka. There are more than 125 temples in Aihole constructed between the 5th and 8th centuries during Badami Chalukya's rule, which are the must include places in Aihole Tour Packages. Few temples were built during Rashtrakutas and Kalyani Chalukya's who ruled until the 12th century. The temples are built in different .....

Distance (From Pattadakal): 13.5 Kms
Trip Duration (From Pattadakal - Including Travel): Full Day
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Most Asked Questions on Pattadakal


  • What is the best season to visit Pattadakal?

    Winter from October to March is the best time to visit Pattadakal to explore its historical monuments. This is the time the temperature is cool and perfect for sightseeing. Monsoon is also the best season to visit Pattadakal.

  • How many days are required to visit Pattadakal?

    It usually requires 4 Hours/Half Day to visit all the most important monuments in Pattadakal. Pattadakal can also be mixed with nearby wonderful destinations like Aihole, Badami and Hampi by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Pattadakal?

    Budget of Pattadakal trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Pattadakal tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 8500 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 10200 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Pattadakal?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Pattadakal like Virupaksha Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Papanatha Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Galaganatha Temple, Jambulinga Temple, Jain Temple, etc.

  • What are the heritage sites to visit long with Pattadakal?

    The famous historical heritage sites to visit along with Pattadakal are Badami, Aihole and Hampi.


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