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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. Make Badami Cave Temples a centerpiece of your Badami vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Badami trip builder.
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  • Are not the most beautiful caves in India but are certainly worth a visit. For us were a pleasant surprise. Well maintained and no problems with the monkeys. In the next Slam of Badami which you can visit safely.
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  • This is the #1 attraction at Badami with very nice and ancient cave temples. Cave structure is similar to Ellora.  more »
  • The visit to the fabulous caves with its statues of the VII and VIII centuries must be accompanied by a tour across the picturesque town to the top of the imposing mountains located on the Lake, as well as the walls of cliffs of reddish stone are visited several temples and are you can return along the Green Lake. We loved it, one of these lost places that reminded us to Petra in Jordan.
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  • Magnificent place. Temple architecture nestled within and challenged against nature. The whole place has a history around every corner. The magnificent view of the lake and the numerous temples carved out of sandstone bearing the color of Almond, is a real feast to the eyes of the camera. Worth visiting twice !!! Only sad for the lack of basic amenities - bad-roads, slums all around, lack of good hotels for tourists, bus and railway stations in bad condition, lack of shuttle/city-bus facility for visiting various places around. The state government has to begin looking into this.
  • What hurts is the apathy of the Karnataka Government. Can the stupid minsters for tourism visit this place once without the fanfare and understand how dirty and ugly we picture ourselves. It is well said, "sometimes in democracy whichever party wins to power, the people fail" I am agitated by this attitude of the state despite collecting 21% from tourists spend. Shame on Democracy and Karnataka Government.
  • Its pretty good Place to Explore for history students & also normal people in general. Note: The Railway Station- Badami City/Badami Caves- Shree Shakambari Prasidh Temple are all in a single line, so, distance between two consecutive places is usually 10 to 20 INR ( For Ex: Badami Railway station to Shri Shakambari Prasidh Temple= 20+20= 40 INR, Temple to Caves= 20 INR), but the tuk tuks ask for currency in terms of 100x, which is something you need to take care of. Otherwise, the whole experience of travelling & going to new places is great.. for the 1st timers.. Enjoy..
  • Located in Badami, Karnataka – The cave temples were built during the 6th and the 8th centuries by the Badami Chalukyas. There are 5 cave temples in total, with 3 dedicated to the Hindu holy trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and the 4th cave is dedicated to Jain traditions. The caves are also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are a major tourist attraction in Karnataka.
  • These caves are really a worth visit, you can find that these caves are carved from single rocks. A marvel to be seen, at least once in a life time. If you plan to visit, Badami has a very few good places to stay.. Make sure, you find the right place. The official guides are very co-operative and give the exact information about the place.