Pattadakal, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Pattadakallu (Kannada: ಪಟ್ಟದಕಲ್ಲು) is a village in Bagalkote district of the Indian state of Karnataka. It was the second capital of Chalukya Dynasty. The group of monuments in Pattadakallu are listed in the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. The village is on the bank of river Malaprabha. Its is inbetween Badami & Aihole the other two famous historical places. Badami is around 20 km west of Pattadkal & Aihole is around 12 km east of Pattadkal.

Group of monuments at Pattadakallu

Getting There:
Pattadkal is around 20 km from Badami, 12 km from Aihole  & around 450 km from the state capital Bengaluru.
Route from Bengaluru:
Bengaluru --(NH4)--> Chitradurga --(NH13)--> Kudligi --(NH13)--> Hospet --(NH13)--> Kushtagi --> Bilagi --> Pattadkal

From Hubballi: Its around 118 km
Route: Hubli --> Naragund --> Kulgeri --(Badami Rd)--> Badami --> Pattadakallu

From Solapur: Its around 230 km
Route: Solapur --(NH13)--> Bijapur --(NH13)--> Bagalkote --> Pattadkallu

Kashi Vishwanatha Temple at Pattadakallu

Places of Interest around Pattadakallu:
Aihole: First capital of Chalukya Dynasty (Its around 12 km from Pattadkal)
* Mahakuta (11 km) : Mahakuta Group of Temples built during the 5-6th century by the early Chalukyas
Badami: Capital of Chalukya Dynasty (Its around 20 km from Pattadkal)
Kudala Sangama: Basaveshwara's Aikya Mantapa (Its around 45 km from Pattadkal)
* Alamatti Dam: Its around 56 km from Pattadkal
Hampi: Capital of Vijayanagara Empire, its a World Heritage Site (Its around 135 km from Pattadkal)
* Bijapur: Its around 130 km from Pattadkal

Close view of the Chalukyan Architecture

Yet another view of the beautiful Chalulyan Architecture

Temple at Pattadakallu

Another view of Group of Monuments in Pattadakallu

Nandi in one of the Temples in Pattadakallu

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