Pattadakal is a city in Karnataka. The town lies on the banks of the Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district of North Karnataka region. The group of 8th century CE monuments in Pattadakal are the culmination of the earliest experiments in the vesara style of Hindu temple architecture. They were designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. The town displays both Dravidian (Southern) and the Nagara (Northern, Indo-Aryan) styles of temple architecture.


This used to be the site where coronations of Chalukyan kings were performed. The sculpture and architecture here represents the epitome of temple building by the Chalukyans, which began in Aihole.

Get in

It is 22 km from Badami and about 10 km from Aihole. Use Badami as a base, and drive out for a day trip to see both Aihole, which is further out, and Pattadakal. There are no places to stay in either Pattadakal or Aihole and it is best to pack food to take along.

Get around

The group of monuments are located next to each other.


Group of monuments at Pattadakal
Mallikarjuna and Kashivishwanatha Temples
Papanatha Temple
Sangameshwara Temple


Please pack food for the trip as there are no good restaurants in and around Pattadakal.

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