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.

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Pattadakal
Pattadakal

Pattadakal Group of Temples
Pattadakal Group of Temples

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.

Bangalore to Badami by Bus
Bangalore to Badami by Bus

Mythologies
Mythologies

Bangalore to Badami by Road
Bangalore to Badami by Road

Badami Hotels
Badami Hotels

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.

Kadasiddheswara Temple
Kadasiddheswara Temple

Dedicated after Shiva, Kadasiddheswara Temple is the first temple you will be visiting as you enter the Pattadakal site. In size this temple is much smaller than say the Virupaksha Temple or the Mallikarjuna Temple , located further deep in the site. Possibly this temple was constructed during the regime of the Chalukya king Vijayaditya (696 - 733 CE). And this temple remains as an example of one of the earliest experiments the Chalukya clans did in the temple architecture. Otherwise this is built in what is called the Nagara style of architecture.

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