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When the first wave of the monsoon winds hit Pattadakal in 2013 I was there (9th June). This enchanting place filled with sandstone, is a cradle to human development and art for over 10,000 years as per material evidence. The rock-ort, arrowheads and other stone age tools that are found everywhere in that area add to the magnificence of the creative genius of temple architecture. Of all the temples that are there, the Virupaksha temple is certainly the most beautiful. Interestingly, all the temples are built very close to each other. The near right-angle bend of the Malaprabha river adds scenic splendor to the site. Yet, better understanding of temple architecture can be obtained from Aihole which is 15 km away. Transport is a problem between Aihole and Pattadakal. Badami and Pattadakal are well connected. It is best to stay at Badami if you plan to visit the place. Don’t miss the museum, caves, rock-art, natural archway, stone-age settlements and rock-climbing routes all around Badami. One can spend months exploring in and  around Badami and go back wanting more.

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When the first wave of the monsoon winds hit Pattadakal in 2013 I was there (9th June). This enchanting place filled with sandstone, is a cradle to human development and art for over 10,000 years as per material evidence. The rock-ort, arrowheads and other stone age tools that are found...