Every year during the first quarter (January or February) Pattadakal celebrates the annual dance festival also called the Chalukya Utsava.
Apart from Pattadakal the venues of Pattadakal Dance Festival includes the nearby ancient sites Badami and Aihole too.
This three days extravaganza of dance and music attracts hordes of art lovers. The majestic temple backdrops and the performance by renowned artists brings alive the magic of the bygone era.
The Virupaksha Temple of Pattadakal signifies the high watermark of the Early Chalykyan architecture. This temple was built in commemoration to the victory of the Chalykyas over the Pallavas of the Kanchipuram.
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.