The royal family of Chalukya had some illustrious kings. King Pulikesi defeated the mighty army of the emperor Harsha Vardhan in 606 A.D. Later kings built beautiful temples and encouraged the arts. The Chalukya kings were coronated in Pattadakal.
Pattadakal, a world heritage site, is now a small village. The 7th century temples here are in ruins, but beautiful.
Some temples are built in the Nagara style, and some are in the Chalukya style.
The beauty of the 1500 year old temples takes your breath away. The villagerssell fresh coconut water and roasted peanuts outside the periphery ofthe World Heritage Site.
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