Situated on the left bank of the Malaprabha River, Pattadakkal is a World Heritage Centre. The town has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture.

This place reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukyas from the seventh to the ninth centuries functioning as a royal commemorative site. The biggest temple here, dedicated to Virupaksha, has a massive gateway and several inscriptions.


Air: The nearest airport is at Belgaum, 180 kms away.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Badami, 29 kms, away.

Road: Pattadakkal is connected by road to: Badami (29 kms); Aihole (17 kms).


It is advisable to stay in Badami (29 kms) or Bijapur (17 kms).


Pattadakkal Dance Festival
The Pattadakkal Dance Festival, organized annually by the Government of Karnataka.