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Badami is a small town which speaks volume of art and architecture of ancient Karnataka. This historical region is nestled in Bagalkot district. It was a bustling town and a royal capital of Chalukyas and now standing proudly as a popular tourist destination. It was previously known as Vatapi and was found by the great ruler Pulikeshi II in 540 AD. It is saturated with cave temples, forts, carvings, dedications and entryways. The interior decoration of each temple and forts found here are the excellence of ancient architecture. It is a perfect choice for those with archeological thirst. 

Places to visit

Cave Temples
Badami has four most beautiful cave temples which represents the Brahminical style of architecture. These temples are carved out of hills. 2000 steps needs to be climbed to reach this cave. The fourth temple is representing the Jain style. Fist cave is dedicated to Lord Shive and nest two caves are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and fourth cave is devoted to Jain thirthankars.

Agastya Lake
It is a famous lake surrounded by red stone temples and hills. The natural gaps in these red stones  helps to climb the nearby hills. People believe that the water of this lake has healing powers. Bhuthanatha temple is located nearby the lake. Interestingly all the caves of Badami are facing this lake. Boating is an joyous tourist activity in this lake.

Badami Fort
A popular fort in Badami, constructed by great ruler Pulikeshi. It has two huge temples for Lord Shiva. Oldest fort belongs to 5th century.

Lad Khan Temple
It is an ancient temple belongs to 7th century, devoted to Lord Shiva. Tourists flocks this temple for its huge Shiva Linga and gigantic towering gateways.it has 12 intrinsically carved pillars. It is the oldest temple in Aihole.

Durga Temple
It is another famous temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. An excellent evidence of Hoysala art and architecture. It is located south to Lad Khan temple and was built during 7th century.

Other Places
Papanatha temple, Sangameshwara temple, Banshankari temple, Tipu Fort and Archeological museum are other interesting spots to enjoy in Badami.

How to reach Badami

By Air
The nearest airport is in Belgaum, 190 km from Badami. 

By Train
Hubli railway station is around 100 km from Badami is the best choice to reach by train.

By Road
State owned and private bus facilities are available to reach Badami from neighboring cities.

In summer 22-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. Best visited between October to May.

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Humidity: 53%
Wind : 1.23 mt/sec towards N

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Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB
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Theme: Cultural Heritage
Near By Other Tourist Places

Badami   0 KM near     
Pattadakkal   17 KM near     
Aihole   27 KM near     
Hubli   98 KM near     
Bijapur   113 KM near     
Near By major Cities
Hyderabad  382 KM near     
Bangalore  440 KM near     
Mumbai  510 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Hubli Airport   98 KM near     
Sambre Airport   127 KM near     
Kolhapur Airport   186 KM near     
Sholapur Airport   216 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Bijapur  111 KM near     
Hospet  114 KM near     
Belgaum  137 KM near     
Ichalkaranji  176 KM near     
Near By Districts
Bagalkot   33 KM near     
Gadag   59 KM near     
Koppal   91 KM near     
Dharwad   98 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Yerra Goppa Halt Rail Way Station   4.0 KM near     
Badami Rail Way Station   4.0 KM near     
Lakhmapur Rail Way Station   8.4 KM near     
Bagalkot Junction Rail Way Station   33 KM near     

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