Mallikarjuna Temple in Pattadakal Karnataka

Here is Some Information about Mallikarjuna Temple in Pattadakal Karnataka India.



Location : Pattadakal, Karnataka
Built in: 740 AD
Built by:queens of Vikramaditya II
Significance:Regarded as World Heritage Site
Coordinates: 15°56'57"N 75°48'57"E
Nearby cities: Bagalkot, Nargund, Gadag - Betageri
Entry Fees:Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC 
(Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) 
and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar) - Rs. 10 per head.
Others: US $ 5 or Indian Rs. 250/- per head
(children up to 15 years free)
Photography : Allow
Nearest Airport:Banglore
Nearest Railway Station: Pattadakal

More Information about Mallikarjuna Temple Pattadakal




The temples of the south particularly the Mallikarjuna Temple, Pattadakal in Karnataka exhibits the extraordinary craftsmanship and expertize of the artisans and the love and passion of the people for art and architecture, especially of the rulers without whose patronage the temples would not have been built.

One of the best temples of the South Indian style is the Mallikarjuna Temple, Pattadakal of Karnataka. This temple was constructed by the queens of Vikramaditya II (734-44) in commemoration of his victorious march against Kanchi, the Pallava capital.

The magnificent temple is noted for the nicely carved lively figures on its walls and the massive square pillars in sand stone. Pattadakal is known as Kisuvolal (`Red Town') since the sand stone available here is reddish in color.

The Mallikarjuna Temple, Pattadakal at Karnataka marks the climax of early Chalukya architecture and is believed to be based on the Kailasanatha Temple in Kanchipurum.

So, next time you go to the beautiful state of Karnataka, never ever forget to include the name of the magnificent temple of Mallikarjuna Temple at Pattadakal in your tour list. The grand temple architecture is surely going to leave you awe-stricken.

How to Reach Mallikarjuna Temple



By Road :Pattadakal can be reached by road, one can reach Bagalkot and then head by road. Bagalkot and Badami are well connected by KSRTC buses from all the district headquarters of Karnataka.


By Rail :The nearest railway station is at Badami which is about 10kms


By Air :The nearest Airport is at Hubli. International Airport is at Bangalore.


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