Pattadakal, also spelled Paṭṭadakallu, is an UNESCO inscribed World Heritage site. It is a village and an important tourist centre in the state of Karnataka and is located on the left bank of the Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district. It is 22 km from Badami, and about 10 km from Aihole, both of which are well known for Chalukya monuments. It is 514 km from Bangalore, The Pre-Chalukya historical and Archaeological site Bachinagudda is also near Pattadakal.Wikipedia
Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Pattadakal, India. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. A gripping city on its own right, Hampi also deserves a visit. Add Hampi to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Vithala Temple Complex, Vijayanagar, Elephant Stables. Also, to reach Pattadakal, you'll have to take a flight to Hampi; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Pattadakal are of 1-2 days.
Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Pattadakal.