Badami Cave Temples, Badami

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Tour the awe-inspiring Badami Cave Temples, a complex of sandstone cave temples displaying rock-cut architecture dating back to the sixth century. These caves range from Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist sources, including some of the earliest known examples of Hindu temples. In Cave 1, look for the striking carvings depicting Tandava-dancing, and in Cave 2 find the relief of Vishnu as Trivikrama. Expect to spend the most time in Cave 3, the largest of the caves, which highlights Hindu mythology with intricate, detailed carvings. You'll have to climb up some steep steps to reach the temples. Beware of the local monkeys, who will steal your food or bags if you leave them unattended. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Badami trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Need atleast 3 hours to leisurely explore all the caves. Suggest you to take a guide to know and see things in an orderly manner. The place is maintained clean. The toilets are at the entrance. Beware...  more »
  • If you are planning to visit hampi, then badami caves should be included in the travel plan along with aihole on the route. These are caves in 4 levels so there is quite a bit of climbing to be done. ...  more »
  • It is incredible to sometimes come face to face with architecture and art form that has existed over a Millennium! This was long long on my bucket list and finally seeing it, surpassed my expectations...  more »
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  • A must visit tourist attraction in Karnataka. You require entire day to visit the complex. A well maintained tourist destination. The complex is open from 6 am. Plan your visit early morning, it is less crowded and finding a parking is easy. A guide is a must if you want to enjoy at the same time know about our history. It is a photographer paradise. Old people might find it difficult to climb stairs. It is steep. Approach to Museum side is difficult due to narrow and crowded roads. Better park on the main road and walk. Carry umbrella if you plan to visit entire day. Also carry plenty of water. Drinking water is an issue. Restrooms are available.
  • An awesome archaeological site opened to public... The sculptures and maintenance of the place is very good... A must visit for everyone... Will recommend to spent atleast 4-5hrs in that place to enjoy everything there... Also you can take a bath in the lake adjoining... Place is also a photographer's paradise...
  • Famous cave temple in Karnataka which is carved in single big rock. If you are planning to visit this temple please take a Guide who explains amazingly about the history of the place and you will be amazed to know each and every idol has historical meaning, and how India was far better than any other country in the world in History
  • Architectural marvel built in the 6 th century. Still well preserved considering its age. Well maintained. Lots of monkeys, beware of backpacks/handbags.
  • Magnificent place! The sculptures, caves, temples... keeps u spell bound for a while until u start whispering slowly with the word WOW!! If u happen to visit the place then I suggest u get a stay here, cause to see the entire place u need at least two days. When I visited I was a bit disappointed when I noticed the surrounding residential encroachments, poorly maintained cleenliness. (Littering should be heavily fined) This place definitely needs attention from the concerned. Since this place is frequently visited by foreign tourists and also huge Indian visitors. A lot can be done to develop this place on international standards. Thank you ...

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No-frills hotels and more luxurious resorts make up the main lodging options in the city of Badami. If you'd like to stay in the center of town, you may have to opt for more basic accommodations near the main station. However, if you have the extra money to spend and don't mind staying on the outskirts of the city, you can spend your vacation at one of the area's beautiful resorts surrounded by nature.
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