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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  • You take lots of stairs... If you don't compare it with Ajanta and Ellora than you are going to relish the experience.  more »
  • Visited Badami Caves last week and amazed to see great 4 caves in one single stone. How beautiful these carving are? Carvings in roof are unbelievable? I can't imagine how was it created? Also colorfu...  more »
  • All four Badami cave temples are the examples of beautiful mind blowing architectural skills of the ^\6th to 8 th centuries. The culture and the technology for preparing such mind blowing peaceful mon...  more »
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  • A mind blowing place filled with caves and people. But it's very hot there u need a fan fixed on Ur head ...the place don't provide drinking water,so sad
  • Big rock called as Badami caves. Surrounded by rocks and rocks and a little amount of water. Do not visit during summer. Weather is hot as hell.
  • One of the best places to visit in Karnataka. The thrill of the exploration gets enhanced if u explore the mountains located opposite to the 4 caves carved!!!!
  • The beauty from the top where the temple is unmatched. The place is well maintained, clean and tidy. Heaven for photographers
  • Legendary carvings from old times still shining with its eye catching beauty. A place worth a visit near to the world heritage site hampi.

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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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