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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

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"The home of cave temples"

Badami Tourism

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. There are three Hindu Temples and one Jain Temple in Badami Caves.

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Sandstone Caves and Temples

Badami is the centre of ancient Chalukyan glory. Badami has a cave temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is the largest in India. The lake beneath the cave temples is named after the Bhutanath temples in Badami. All the structures here are made from sandstone that provide a lovely contrast to the blue skies.

Restaurants and Local Food in Badami

Badami has a surprisingly flattering platter, which is simpler in structure, yet quite delicious. The key elements of the food here are Rice, Ragi, Jowar, Urad Dal, Jaggery and Coconut. The food here, is a little tangy and sour and usually cooked in coconut oil. One can also relish numerous delicacies of meat and fish and seafood here. Halwa, Chiroti and Mysore Pak are the local favorites amongst sweets.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive at Badami, check-in and rest. In the evening, set out for visit to Badami Fort. Later visit local food joints.
Day 2- Visit Aioli, Badami Caves, Agastya Lake. Later visit local handicraft stores and bazaars.

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What's Great?

Archaeological wonder. Beautiful sandstone monuments.

What's Not So Great?

The railway station has direct connectivity to nearby places only.

For Whom?

Located in Karnataka, Badami is a popular destination for pilgrims, archaeology lovers and history buffs.

How To Reach Badami

The closest airport is at Belgaum (150km). Badami has a small station of its own where trains from cities like Bangalore and Bijapur halt regularly. This town can also be accessed by bus, with the bus stand being located in the center of the town.

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Surbhi Parashar 11 months ago
- There are many monkeys in Badami, some of them especially the gray langurs can be aggressive.
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