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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  • We visited this as a part of a private tour curated by Explore Hampi. The detail in the work is truly stunning. Even though there is quite a bit of damage much can still be seen. Exquisite carvings on...  more »
  • The caves and place is good. The road leading to the caves is in a very poor condition. The town is very dirty. It doesn't look like a world Heritage site. No good options. Good to stay only for one d...  more »
  • The "Caves Temples" are majestic. There are 4 and the visit is made by ascending steps gradually to arrive at the last unfinished cave but which offers a magnificent view of the city and the lake.
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  • Badami was amazing. Its quite a few steps to the caves at the second level, but just take your time. The steps cut from the rock are a little higher than normal. I would suggest taking a guided tour or read up a fair bit on the caves - thats what we did. The caves are surprisingly cool despite the hot sun. Try and go right to the top. the view from there is spectacular.
  • A wonderful historical place for all Indians to visit. Especially to know how our kings ruled and how much importance was given to our art and culture.. if we think we are modern, you will find extremely broad minded sculptures in it..
  • Had a good experience. Nothing to see for more than 2 days. Local autos are very friendly. It's very hot and dusty. So take your caps and be prepared for long walks.
  • It's a great place. It's clean. There is so much to look like, very nice. I really loved it
  • Amazing places, great rocks, detailed carving. The monkeys create a lot of nuisance so b careful with your wallets, please and other loose items. Also , lock your cars and any pouches that two wheelers have because the monkeys can very well raid those as well. Besides this it is a serene place, gotta climb some stairs, maybe a little difficult to unfit and elderly.
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