Badami was founded by King Pulakeshi, an earlier ruler of the Chalukya Dynasty, around 540 AD. Badami was once the capital of the Early Chalukya Dynasty. The Chalukyas ruled mainly much of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh between the 6th and 8th centuries. Later, Badami came under Pallavas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara Rayas, Adil Shahis, Savanur Nawabs, Marathas, Hyder Ali, and the British. Badami was included under Bombay Presidency during the British Raj.
After Pulakeshi, his sons Kirthivarman (567-598 AD) and Mangalesha I (598-610 AD) constructed the cave temples of Badami.
Badami of Karnataka is famous for its beautiful rock-cut temples.
The nearestdomestic airport to Badami is Belgaum, which is about 190 km away.
Bangalore (454 km) is the nearest International Airport.RAIL
There is a small station in Badami which is located 5 km from the center. Trains from Bangalore, Bijapur and other cities stop there regularly. From the station, there are many rickshaws to reach the center.ROAD
The bus stand is located in the center of the town. There are buses for Bijapur, Bangalore and Hospet.
Hospet 167 km.