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Pattadakal is an old Chalukya Temple Complex that houses numerous temples, with magnificent style, architecture and carvings. This temple town lies on the banks of river Ghataprabha, and is considered World Heritage Monument by UNESCO.

Virupaksha temple, Mallikarjuna temple, Galaganatha temple, Visweshwara Temple and Papanatha temple are the main ones that exhibit spectacular art on red-stone. The largest temple here is of the Virupaksha, on which was modeled the famous Kailasa Temple of Ellora. These temples have been finest examples of Dravidian Style of Architecture.

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