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Weekend Trip to Pattadakal, Karnataka

Famous for

  • Temples and Archeological


Summer 22 to 40°C

Winter 10 to 32°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Bangalore: 444 kilometers / 7 h ,14 m

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Located in the Bagalkot district in the state of Karnataka, Pattadakal is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are best known for their intricate architecture. Built in the 8th century, this town is home to an array of temples exhibiting a seamless blend of Dravidian and Nagara Style of Architecture. The temple has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Pattadakal is also famous for its festivals. Most of the festivals are annual events associated with the temples such as Mallikarjuna Temple Festival, Virupaksha Temple Car Festival and Chalukya Utsava, a three day dance festival.

How to Reach Pattadakal

By Train

The closest railway station is located at Badami. It is located at a distance of 20 kilometers from Pattadakal. There are autos that ply from railway station to Pattadakal.

By Air

The nearest airport is located at Bangalore, which is located at a distance of 449 kilometers from Pattadakal. Here, buses and taxis are available that connect Bangalore and Pattadakal.

By Road

The National Highway 4 and Solapur-Mangalore Highway connect Bangalore and Pattadakal. The journey from Bangalore to Pattadakal via road will take around 7 hours. Pattadakal is well-connected to Bangalore via government bus services.