(Goa, Kerala & South India)

Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings. It is home to a number of examples of Dravidian architecture which sustains and enhances instances of both South and North Indian style of architecture. One can see silent imprints that history has left behind all around the area

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.

Visiting Badami
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.

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