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Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami (formerly known as Vatapi) is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings.
Once the royal capital of the Chalukyas, Badami continues to enjoy a unique place, being the home to a number of examples of Dravidian architecture which sustains and enhances instances of both south and north Indian style of architecture. Here, the temples cut out of single rocks will fascinate you along with the dense and dynamic beauty of cave temples such as the Brahmanical and Jain cave temples. The city will charm you with the silent imprints that history has left behind and can be seen all around the area.