Pattadakal - Karnataka
Pattadakal also known as Kisuvolal (`Red Town') Is 22 kms from Badami & about 514 Kms from Bangalore. The temple here is dedicated to lord Virupaksha and the Mallikarjuna swamy which was bulit by queens of Vikramaditya II during 734 AD - 744 AD in memory of his victory against Kanchi, the then Pallava capital and the temples were named by them after themselves as the Lokeshwara (by Lokadevi) and Trailokeshwara (by Trailokadevi).
The other major temples here are the Sangameshwara, Chandrashekhara, Jambuling and Kadasideeshwara.
How to Reach Pattadakal:
By Air : The nearest airport is Belgaum, 205 kms away.
By Rail : Nearest Railhead is Badami about 24 Kms away.
By Road : Pattadakal is connected by road to Aihole 20 kms, Badami 22 kms and Bangalore 495 kms.