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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Agastya Lake and many more Badami attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Badami vacation planner.
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  • September 26, 2017
    What a picturesque lake in Badami that is surrounded by the red sandstone cliffs. The Badami caves form the backdrop on one cliff while the Shivalayas & Mandaps are on the opposite cliff. The Bhutanat...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Nothing great...gives you a decent view of the caves and leads you to Bhuthnath temple and few others in the vicinity  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Though I had visited Badami many times, had not been to this lake. Had only seen it from the caves above. But it is a real beauty to spend time down there along the lake and the temple complex. Since ...  more »

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