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Agastya Lake, Badami
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Wander along the banks of Agastya Lake, an artificial lake abundant with temples and cave sculptures. Observe the panoramic views of the lake from the surrounding highlands or explore the red sandstone temples around the water. The lake itself is said to be man-carved in the 5th century, and carries the name of Sage Agastya, a man who killed one of the two demon siblings, Vatapi and Ilvala by counter-tricking them by digesting one brother before the other could revive him, thus saving the local people. Experienced climbers can find many rock climbing opportunities. Rafting and boating services are available for the adventurous. Using our world travel planner, Badami attractions like Agastya Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a beautiful lake that can be viewed from the cave temples. The entry to this places takes you through the town with very small roads. You can go there with a car or a 2 wheeler or by foot from...  more »
  • this lake has been existing from the 5th century and supposed to have healing powers and a lot of legends associated with it 
  • This is very large lake surrounded badami caves, museum, bhuthnaath temple. Accessing this place is little tricky, we can see full view from badami cave once you down full of local residents occupied ...  more »