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 to Pattadakal
Bangalore to Pattadakal
Bangalore to Badami by Bus
Bangalore to Badami Trains
Bangalore to Badami by Road
Mumbai to Pattadakal
Hubli to Badami
Trains to Pattadakal:
Train Connections for Badami Aihole And Pattadakal
Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal Circuit
Train Route Map for Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole. Badami is the nearest railway station
See Also : How to Reach Pattadakal
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.
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.