Pattadakal monuments

Pattadakal achieved a harmonious blend of architectural forms from both northern and southern India in the 7th and 8th century under Chalukya dynasty. It depicts a series of Hindu and Jain temples. Nestled at a distance of 22 km from the city of Badami, Pattadakal is known for its impressive monuments. It was considered the world heritage site in 1987. Here, the beautiful piece of architecture shows the religious tolerance of the Chalukyan dynasty’s dominion. One can see both the rock cut and the structural monuments illustrating the architecture, art, literature, administration and lots of other areas of development of that time. In total, Pattadakal monuments include 10 temples. One can find eight of them in one campus. Their walls are decorated with the sculptures of gods and goddesses. Notably, various episodes of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Kiratarjuneya, and Panchatantra are also depicted through the images and sculptures in the temples. Majorly, the Banashankari Temple and the Virupaksha Temple are visited by the people and are located close to Badami. Some of the other important temples under the Pattadakal monuments are Jambulinga Temple, Mallikarjuna temples, Jain temples, and Papanatha temples.

About Pattadakal monuments

Pattadakal achieved a harmonious blend of architectural forms from both northern and southern India in the 7th and 8th century under Chalukya dynasty. It depicts a series of Hindu and Jain temples. Nestled at a distance of 22 km from the city of Badami, Pattadakal is known for its impressive monuments. It was considered the world heritage site in 1987. Here, the beautiful piece of architecture shows the religious tolerance of the Chalukyan dynasty’s dominion. One can see both the rock cut and the structural monuments illustrating the architecture, art, literature, administration and lots of other areas of development of that time. In total, Pattadakal monuments include 10 temples. One can find eight of them in one campus. Their walls are decorated with the sculptures of gods and goddesses. Notably, various episodes of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Kiratarjuneya, and Panchatantra are also depicted through the images and sculptures in the temples. Majorly, the Banashankari Temple and the Virupaksha Temple are visited by the people and are located close to Badami. Some of the other important temples under the Pattadakal monuments are Jambulinga Temple, Mallikarjuna temples, Jain temples, and Papanatha temples.

Outstanding Universal Value

Known as the City of the Crown Rubies, Pattadakal is famous for the Chalukya monuments. This world heritage site was known for the royal coronation called “pattadakisuvolal”. Here, the inscriptions belonging to the era of the 11th and 12th century along with the literary works of Singirajapurana and Hammira Kavya prove that the Chalukya Kings were crowned here. Notably, Pattadakal was once the capital of Chalukya dynasty. Sangamesvara Temple is the oldest monument in this region and was constructed during 697 AD and 733 AD.

Monument Information

Address

Pattadakal, Bagalkot district, Karnataka, 587201

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Belgaum Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Badami Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Badami Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 28 °C, Minimum: 23°C.

    Summer : Maximum: 34 °C, Minimum: 24 °C.

    Winter : Maximum: 32 °C, Minimum: 21 °C.

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (November to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman
  • Visitor Circulation Path
  • Ticket Booth
  • Electricity
  • Dust bins / Garbage
  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Drainage
  • Wheelchair Without Ramps

Accommodation near the monument

  • Hotel Mayura Riverview Srirangapatna, Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari Kamalapur

Contact Details

  • Dr.A.M.V.Subramanyam
  • Phone: 91-836-2443678, 2745815
  • E-mail: circledha.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 600
₹ 600 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax