At Pattadakal, when the Chalukya kings were crowned, in the middle of the 7th century, temple building activity shifted from Badami to Pattadakal. There are ten temples here, four are in Nagara (Northern, Indo-Aryan) style and six are in Dravidian style. The largest of all the temples in Pattadakal is Virupaksha temple. There are numerous Kannada language inscriptions at Pattadakal. Tip: Hire a guide. It's worth knowing the history of the temples and the architecture.