TR # 26, Feb 2019
This place is a witness to the ancient Indian civilization and progress about 1300 years ago. UNESCO has declared this as a “World Heritage Site” and Thanks to Indian Government for preserving it so well.
Pattadakal, also called Paṭṭadakallu is a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples in northern Karnataka. Pattadakal is the historically significant center of Chalukya monuments. The Chalukya empire constructed many of the temples in Aihole-Badami-Pattadakal region in 7th Century CE. The monuments at Pattadakal are evidence of the existence, and the history, of interaction between the early northern and southern styles of Hindu arts.
It is a weekend trip from Pune if you want to just visit Pattadakal, but if you want to combine it with Badami and Hami, you need to keep at least 4 days.
It is about 8 hours drive Pune. We started at 6:30 AM and reached at 3:30 after 2 stops – @Abhiruchi for Breakfast and @Copper Chimani @Belgaum. We went via Mumbai – Bangalore highway till Belgaum and then via Ramdurg. The road is very well maintained. We went there over a weekend. There are many good Hotels in Badami to stay. We stayed in KTDC’s Hotel Mayura Chalukya.