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Agastya Lake, Badami

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Very big lake. People still use lake water for washing clothes. Lake in between Cave temples and Bhuthnath temples. Maintenance is good. Good place to eat packed food. 
  • On visiting the Badami caves you first get the smaller cave, then you climb up and then the huge Agastya lake becomes visible ! it is a great delight seeing the lake from the Badami caves and you will...  read more »
  • Take a view at the lake anytime of the day, you will find someone or the other washing clothes or vessels. The lake is polluted. Of course it looks soothing when viewed from a higher altitude but if t...  read more »
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