Pattadakal in Bagalkot District of Karnataka State - How to Reach & Timings

Pattadakal in Bagalkot District of Karnataka State - How to Reach & Timings: Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is situated on the western bank of the Malaprabha River in Karnataka's Bagalkot district. According to UNESCO, Pattadakal is a prime example of "eclectic art" and "a harmonic fusion of architectural forms from northern and southern India."

Pattadakal, also known as Paadakallu or Raktapura, is a collection of Hindu and Jain temples from the seventh and eighth centuries CE. The Archaeological Survey of India oversees the monument, which is a protected site by Indian legislation (ASI).

Pattadakal in Bagalkot District

Pattadakal in Bagalkot District



There are ten significant temples in Pattadakal that are all devoted to Lord Shiva and feature both Dravidian and Nagara architectural characteristics. King Vijayaditya constructed the Sangameshwara Temple, another major Dravida-style temple, in the first half of the eighth century.

A beautiful sculpture of Lord Shiva slaying the demon Andhakasura may be found in the Galaganath Temple. The Sparsha Linga, an enormous Shiva Linga, is housed there. A number of female sculptures etched on the walls of Kashiviswanatha Temple have gained notoriety. Numerous carvings found throughout the Papanatha Temple portray scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharatha.

The Jambulinga Temple stands out due to the fact that the plinth of the temple is adorned with figurines of various birds. Other notable temples in the area include those dedicated to the Jain Narayana, Chandrashekhara, and Kadasideeshwara, and Pattadakal also has two lovely elephants in front.
 
Timings: 9:00 to 5:00 PM.

How To Reach Pattadakal

By Air

Belgaum Airport is 205 kilometres away. 

By Train

24 kilometres away, Badami, is the closest railway station. 

By Road

Road links between Pattadakal and Aihole (20 km), Badami (22 km), and Bangalore are available (495 km).

Pattadakal in Bagalkot District of Karnataka State 

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