Train, Bus and Flight options to reach Pattadakal. For trains and long distance bus connections , Badami about 22km from Pattadakal is the base town. Pattadakal is connected by road to nearby major highways. Hubli is the nearest airport.

Goa:
Goa to Pattadakal

Bangalore :
Bangalore to Pattadakal
Bangalore to Badami by Bus
Bangalore to Badami Trains
Bangalore to Badami by Road

Mumbai to Pattadakal

Hubli:
Hubli to Badami

Trains to Pattadakal:

Train Connections for Badami Aihole And Pattadakal
Golgumbaz Express
Solapur Express
Chalukya Express

Itinerary
Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal Circuit

Train Route Map for Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole
Pattadakal Road and Rail Map

Train Route Map for Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole. Badami is the nearest railway station

See Also : How to Reach Pattadakal

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Bangalore to Badami Trains
Bangalore to Badami Trains

Chalukya Dynasty
Chalukya Dynasty

The history of Chalukyas is a bit complicated with controversies and ambiguities ; and often riddled with myths and legends. Complicated, because there were many dynasties ( to be specific three ) shared the name Chalukya. Before going further into this, let's first see where was this Chalukya Empire, as it is often referred, existed in India. Those of you with an understanding of the India's geography , imagine the Indian heartland bordered by two rivers - Narmada in the north and Kaveri in the south. Well, what lies between these two rivers was practically the span of Chalukyan Empire at its peak.

Bangalore to Badami by Bus
Bangalore to Badami by Bus

Bangalore to Pattadakal
Bangalore to Pattadakal

Pattadakal Dance Festival
Pattadakal Dance Festival

Pattadakal , Karnataka
Pattadakal , Karnataka

Pattadakal (Pattadakallu in local language ) in the Indian state of Karnataka is renowned for the group of the 8th century CE monuments. Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Andhakasura
Andhakasura

Lord Shiva slaying Andhakasura, the blind demon, is a popular mythological theme carved on many Shiva Temples. At Pattadakal you can see a giant image in the south side of the Galaganatha Temple. The story goes like this. While in the mount Mandhara a baby was born to Parvati and Shiva. Shiva was in a meditating posture and Parvati closed his eyes mischievously from behind. The boy appeared out of Parvati's sweat. Shiva explains to Parvati that since his eyes were closed, the baby was born blind and calls him Andhaka (the blind). Since he posed devilish qualities he was called Andhakasura (the blind demon ).

Golgumbaz Express | Solapur Express
Golgumbaz Express | Solapur Express

Golgumbaz Express (Train Number 6535 / 6536) is a tri-weekly express train between Solapur and Bangalore( Yesvantpur Junction). In the Yesvantpur to Solapur route it is called Solapur Express and in the return route it is called Golgumbaz Express.

Chalukya Architecture
Chalukya Architecture

Galaganatha Temple
Galaganatha Temple

Galaganatha Temple dedicated to lord Shiva is a compact yet strikingly unique temple in Pattadakal. The most striking part of the Galaganatha Temple is its dexterously executed tower and the fluted final atop. Most likely the Galaganatha Temple was built around 750 CE during the regime of the early Chalukya king Vikramaditya II.

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