Pattadakal Temples information
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A secondary capital of the Badami Chalukyas, Pattadakal is known for its group of temples , which are collectively a World Heritage Site. Barring a few temples that date back to the 3rd century AD, most others in the group were built during the 7th and 8th centuries AD. Historians believe Pattadakal served as an important testing ground for the development of South Indian temple architecture.