Badami

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Badami

Badami is a small town located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Once home and a capital of the Chalukya dynasty during the 6th and 7th century, it is no wonder that the place has a rich and intriguing heritage. The town is located near the Agastya lake which is flanked by two hills, the Vatapi and the Ilvala. Surrounded by a mix of both hilly ruggedness and green serenity, Badami is a land of great heritage and is surrounded by imprints of the glorious days of kings gone by. The main attraction in Badami that has made it such a valuable collection to Indian heritage are the Badami cave temples, built by the king Chalukyas. The Badami caves consist of four rock cut temples. These temples are cut into the mountainous rocks themselves and make for a sight that can put any modern engineering marvel to shame. Other places that can make your trip even more exciting and heart-pounding are the Agastya lake, Badami fort, and the Bhutanatha temple among others. There are plenty of accommodation facilities in and around Badami and one can make use of the great view of the surroundings most of them offer. Rock climbing, trekking, and cave hiking are common attractions that should not be missed on a trip to Badami.

Tourist Places in Badami

Badami cave temples: The Badami cave temples are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Badami. Prime examples of Indian rock cut architecture and the Chalukya architecture, the temples are carved from the hill itself and comprise of four caves, each with its own unique fervour. The oldest of these is the cave temple 1 which was built back in the 5th century. This one is a tribute to Shiva and has many beautiful carvings of him in it. Cave temple 2 and 3 are a tribute to lord Vishnu in his various forms. Cave temple 4 has a spectacular image of Mahavira and is a tribute to Jainism. The place has an entry fee of Rs.10 for people above 15 years of age.

Agastya lake: This large lake is located near to the cave temples, and is a sight to behold. Surrounded by the temples and lush greenery, the lake is said to have healing properties and is visited by many pilgrims from all walks of life.

Bhuthanatha temple: The Bhuthanatha temple complex consists of two temples and is made of sandstone. It is dedicated to lord Shiva, in his form called Bhuthanatha, and is highly revered by many Shiva followers. The construction of the temple was started in the 7th century but it was completed only in the 11th century. There are also various carvings and engravings of various figures like lord Vishnu and some Jain figures.

Malegitti Shivalaya temple: Situated on top of a hill some 2 km from the town is the Malegetti Shivalaya temple and fort. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva in the avatar of a garland maker. There are various sculptures and inscriptions here that tell its history and to glorify its marvel we can see other such constructions of the Dravidian architecture.

Banashankari temple: The temple was built in the 7th century by Chalukya kings and is home to the deity Banashankari. It is said that Banashankari is an incarnation of lord Durga. The idol of Durga with a demon crushed under her foot can be seen carved out of black stone here. The temple exhibits traits of Dravidian architecture and is revered and oft visited by many locals and tourists.

Badami fort: The Badami fort is often visited by tourists who visit the Badami cave temples, as the fort is located in front of the cave temples. It consists of two Shivalayas, one dedicated to lord Shiva and one to lord Ganesha. A must see on your visit, the fort was an ancient home for many Chalukyan kings.

How to Reach Badami

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Bangalore to Badami Route:Bangalore to Badami route is Bangalore-Tumur-Chitradurga-Hosapete-Badami. Bangalore to Badami distance is 450 km, covered in 8 h via NH4 and NH13.

Bijapur to Badami Route:Bijapur to Badami route is Bijapur-Jumanal-Kolhar-Bilgi-Badami. Bijapur to Badami distance is 130 km, covered in 2 h 15 min via NH218.

Belgaum to Badami Route:Belgaum to Badami route is Belgaum-Marihal-Salahalli-Badami. Belgaum to Badami distance is 165 km, covered in 3 h via Bachi – Raichur Highway - Bagalkot-Belgaum road.

Hubli to Badami Route:Hubli to Badami route is Hubli-Hebsur-Navalgund-Nargund-Badami. Hubli to Badami distance is 105 km, covered in 1 h 50 min via NH218. Hubli is also known as Hubali.

The nearest railway station to Badami is Hubli. Distance from Hubli Railway Station to Badami is 105 km.

The nearest airport to Badami is the Hubli airport. Badami to Hubli Airport distance is 105 km.

Best Time to Visit Badami

The best time to visit Badami is during the winters, roughly between September and February as it can get really hot during the summers with temperatures peaking at about 42°C. While visiting during winters, remember to bring sweaters and jerkins as it can get really cold during night time.

Distance to Badami

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 450 km
Belgaum 165 km
Shimoga 295 km
Bijapur 130 km

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