Pattadakal one of the UNESCO’s world heritage site in the state of Karnataka lies in the Bagalkot district at a distance of about 29kms from the north east of Badami.The temples of Pattadakal belongs to the 8th century AD on the banks of the river Malprabha.The temples in this area reflects the glorious past and the richness of the architecture of the medieval South Indian rulers especially those of the Chalukya kings.Pattadakal was a very small place with very few population and it was mainly used by the Kings for any celebration of royal festival or sovereign’s consort. The neighbouring places Badami and Aihole were important settlements. The temples of Pattadakal represent vivid features and the architecture is a mix of North Indian, South Indian and the Indo Aryan style of architecture. Some of the renowned temples in Pattadakal include Galaganatha Temple, Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Papanatha Temple and Jain Temple etc.Thus Pattadakal represents the point of culmination of the Chalukyan architecture.
HISTORY : Pattadakal on the banks of the Malprabha River flourished to glory during the reign of the Chalukyan dynasty and it was the second capital of the Chalukyas after Badami.It was concentrated more as a commercial centre for various royal activities and sovereign’s consort rather than as a settlement for living. Most of the living during this period happened in Badami, the political capital, Pattadakal was the dynastic cult center of the Badami Chalukyas.History says that there are many temples in Pattadakal which belongs to the 4th century AD and the latest was that of a Jain temple which was built during the 9th century by the Rashtrakuta Kings.
LOCATION : Pattadakal is located in North Karnataka’s Bagalkot district on the banks of the river Malaprabha.