/ Pattadakal Tourism
Pattadakal Travel Facts:
•Specialty- Historical prominence and scenic beauty
•Other languages- Hindi and English
•Best time to visit- October to February
•Weather-22 to40 degrees in summer and 10 to 32 degrees in winter
The town of Pattadakal in Karnataka has been known for its immaculate scenic beauty and historical prominence but of late it gained prominence and became an addition of the of the tourist map. The town also houses many UNESCO world heritage sites and is known for its architecture and design that is distinctive. Pattadakal Tourism offers tourist the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a spirit of serenity and silence and solace that is unparallel.
Apart from the world heritage offers a fusion of culture and architecture. The distinctive architecture of the temples are built in Dravidian style and Nagara which is not a preference of the southern temples. The main attractions of the town are the ten temples that are an indelible part of the city and have been recognized as highly valued architecture and cultures sites by the UNESCO. The lists of most visited temples in Pattadakal include the Galagnath Shrine. Kasivisvesvara temple and the Mallikarjuna temple, Papanatha Temple, Sanghemshwari temple and Virupaksh Temple. All these temples boast of the best and most unique architecture and are situated in verdant surroundings. The ancient Jain temple is also one destination that is visited by tourists from all over. This temple was built around the 8th in the reign of the Chalukya Kings. Another important fact of these temples is that apart from this these temples also combine styles of Dravidian and Nagara architecture. Although it is uncertain as to who and whom promoted the Nagara style however this distinct feature rests the city alone. Another important feature of the town is the Pattadakal dance festival that is conducted by the Government of Karnataka.
The town of Pattadakal experiences moderate temperatures throughout the year and as such the bset time to visit the town is from the months of October to February. Summers nights are much cooler than the day temperature. The town also receives substantial rainfall and as such there are brief breaks before the rains.
Government buses are available from Bangalore to Pattadakal. These depart frequently and they are cheap. The road ways of the city are also well connected. The closest railway station to the city is Badami and the closest airport is that of Bangalore. Accommodations in the city are also not a problem. Pattadakal has both moderate and budget accommodation being a temple, city. There are few but at the same time good accommodation facities that are available.
The city of temples offers tourist and pilgrims alike the perfect time to relax and to in tune with nature and as well as spiritually. The peace and solace of mind and body which is the ultimate goal of every seeking pilgrim is certainly satisfied in this land which offers a unique confluence of culture, tradition and an ambience of devotion.