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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 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 »
  • Situated at the foothills of Badami Caves this lake is interestingly surrounded by a lot of temples and interesting a mosque too. The mosque depicts the advent of the Muslim rule in this part of the c...  more »
  • Absolutely lovely setting of the Bhootnath temple in the lap of Lake Agasthya, and the gorgeous backdrop of the caves, makes this part of Badami really beautiful. The caves were gorgeous, though compa...  more »