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Location: Bagalkot district, Karnataka.
Famous for/as: Rock-cutTemples, Architecture, Heritage. 
Summer (March to June): 40°C  to 22°C.
Winter (October to February): 34°C  to 12°C. 
Monsoon  (July to September): Medium rainfalls.
STD CODE : 08357
BEST TIME TO VISIT : September to February.

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. 


Badami is famous for its rock-cut cavetemples. Out of the four cave temples, one is Lord Shiva temple; two are Lord Vishnu temples and another one is Jain Tirthankaras.

The most prominent among the temples of Badami are the sandstone cave temples. Carved out of a rust-red cliff face, they display not just devotion but also the exceptional artistry of the Chalukyan sculptors. Steps lead up to the first cave temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a unique sculpture of an 18-armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses. The walls of these cave temples also have inscriptions that date back to 6th and 8th centuries.

The Bhuthanatha temples, very popular in Badami, situated nearby the Agastya Tirtha Lake is another attraction. Also see the temples dedicated to Goddess Yellamma, Mallikarjuna, Dattatreya, Virupaksha and Badami Fort (built by Tipu Sultan). 


The nearestdomestic airport to Badami is Belgaum, which is about 190 km away. 

Bangalore (454 km) is the nearest International Airport.


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. 


The bus stand is located in the center of the town. There are buses for Bijapur, Bangalore and Hospet.

Hospet 167 km.

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