Sunday, June 13, 2010

Visit to Pattadakal,badami ,koodalasangama and almatti

Last week I had been to Ilkal where my mama(Mothers brother) is staying there.

I had gone along with my family .From Ilkal we had been to Pattadakal, Badami, Koodalasangama, Alamatti dam. We can cover and view all these places in one day itself .

Pattadakal (ಪಟ್ಟದಕಲ್) is a town lies on the banks of the Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district of North Karnataka region. It is 22 km from Badami and about 10 km from Aihole. The group of 8th century monuments in Pattadakal are the culmination of the earliest experiments in the vesara style of Hindu  temple architecture. They were designated a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Badami (ಬಾದಾಮಿ),formerly known as Vatapi, is a taluk in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for rock cut and other structural temples.

One interesting  fact is that whole badami temple structure is carved in a very huge single stone..!
Its really amzing .


Kudala sangama (ಕೂಡಲ ಸಂಗಮ ) in India is an one of the important center of pilgrimage. It is located about 15 km from the Almatti Dam in Bagalkot district of Karnataka  state. The Krishna river and Ghataprabha  river merge here.The Aikya Mantapa or the holy Samādhi of Basavanna,is situated here.

One the way we also visted Banashanakari Amma Temple or Banashankari temple (ಬನಶಂಕರಿ)is a Hindu shrine located at Cholachagudd  near Badami, in Bagalkot district,

The original temple was built by the 7th century Kalyani Chalukya kings, who worshipped goddess Banashankari as their tutelary deity. The temple celebrates its annual festival called Banashankari jatre.

On the way back we visited Almatti (ಅಲಮಟ್ಟಿ ) where there is huge dam, park and musical fountain .

                     Wife Shobha, Son sujay we all enjoyed the trip very much. Pls donot miss the opportunity to visit these place if you happend to visit to north karnataka.