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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  • This is a historical place but extremely dirty area. The approach area to lake is dirty n very narrow. Lack of enough parking space.  more »
  • We drove to the opposite side of the lake to get a view of the caves and thought it was really worth it. Not only are the views of the caves very good but it is a pleasant area and quiet. We took a la...  more »
  • Temple complex is clean and one of the best place to view sunset. The lake needs to be protected since local people are using for daily needs.  more »

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