The cradle of temple architecture.
Most famous for its cave temples and architecture, Badami is a small town in the state of Karnataka that along with Pattadakal and Aihole come together to offer a whopping 150 gorgeous temples, each one more spectacular than the other.
While this town isn’t on the top of the list of must-visit destinations in India, if you happen to be exploring Karnataka, you will be pleasantly surprised with the exquisite structures this region has to offer. Some of the temples go back to the 6th century and offer a charming variety of designs and architectural techniques.
Must Explore Highlights in Badami
While you are in the area, make it a point to explore the Dattatreya Temple and the Archaeological Museum. In addition to this, don’t miss out on the Malegitti Shivalaya which is considered to be the oldest in the region and built on a flat rock overlooking the town. The Bhutanatha Temple built in the 5th century is also worth a visit.
This former capital city of the Chalukyas, an excellent way to soak in the charm of this quintessential Indian village is by exploring the bazaar.