The magnificent 8-th century temples of Pattadakal are major attractions in Pattadakal tours. Do include the Pattadakal temples in your tour of Pattadakal for a glimpse of the rich Chalukyan architecture.
Kadasiddeshvara, Jambulinga and Galaganatha Temples
Kadasiddeshvara and Jambulinga Temples are fine specimens of North
Indian-style temple architecture, characterized as they are by the
curved towers (shikharas) over the inner sanctum. Galaganatha Temple,
the largest of the lot, has a well-preserved tower with sharply cut
tiers of horseshoe shaped motifs and a ribbed finial.
The earliest of the South Indian style temples, Sangameshwara Temple
was built by the Chalukya king Vijayaditya (696-733 AD). As in other
South Indian temples, the multistoried temple tower rises in a stepped
Pyramidal formation and is capped with a square domed roof.
Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna Temples
The twin Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna temples represent the pinnacle of
Chalukya temple architecture. Based on the Kailasanatha Temple in
Kanchipurum, the two temples commemorate the victory of King
Vikramaditya II over the Pallava rulers of Tamil Nadu. Now the
Virupaksha Temple is the only functioning shrine in the sprawling temple
complex. Both these identical temples feature exquisitely carved pillars
and ceilings decorated with a profusion of friezes from the epics.