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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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  • 总共有4个石窟,都是在山上的巨石中雕凿而来。雕塑精美而大气,有些被破坏了。有很多猴子要注意安全,在石头缝里还有很多蝙蝠。  more »
  • Badami town is a crowded, dusty, chaotic place, but very much worth visiting. Here, are found the Badami caves. They are located about a kilometer from the city center. Badami was the capital of the C...  more »
  • At the parking lot at the caves and there too many monkeys cavorting. The caves were created largely at the end of the 6th century. All four shrines have a porch of pillars, behind a Hall with columns populated and left the Sanctum in the rock wall in the rear part. The cave No. 1 is dedicated to Shiva. Here you can see Shiva Nataraja with 18 wild swinging arms, the cosmic dance performing. There is a lingam in the sanctum. The cave of no.2 is dedicated to Vishnu. In the porch, Vishnu is depicted in various incarnations. The cave No. 3 is dedicated to also Vishnu and is the largest and most beautiful of the group. The portico is 23 m long and richly ornamented. Vishnu is depicted in various incarnations. As you can see in a single figure named Harihara Shiva and Vishnu. The cave No. 4 is a Jain cave and is the youngest of the group. From here there are beautiful views of the Lake and the temple at Mount of vis a vis. You hear the pounding of linen on the stairs of the Agastyasees up to the caves. The laundry is then interpreted on the stairs to dry.
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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.