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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  • August 18, 2017
    A set of beautiful cave temples spanned across a few rock hills, a must watch if you're anywhere within a radius of 150kms!  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    There is four types of caves in this complex. This caves temple complex is listed as world heritage site by UNESCO.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Do not miss this place. Book a guide. Be ready to climb. Wear comfy clothes n shoes. Take water with you. Watch out for monkeys.  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    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
  • July 14, 2017
    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.
  • July 15, 2017
    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!!!!
  • June 27, 2017
    The beauty from the top where the temple is unmatched. The place is well maintained, clean and tidy. Heaven for photographers
  • June 12, 2017
    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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