Badami Cave Temples, Badami
Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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It had 4 caves in it in each stage first was for lord shiva and next 3 cave shows vivid picture of lord Vishnu's avatar.. which was very amazing to be seen!!at top u have a beautiful view of the town ... read more »
Easy climb of around 50 steps. No special timing, but the mornings have better light and (maybe) less crowds. For some strange, incomprehensible reason, selfie sticks are not permitted in the complex.... read more »
When I entered the cave temples, the first thought that ran through my mind was, what was our ancestors thinking? I mean, how can somebody convert caves to something so wonderful and breathtaking. The... read more »
Residents settled at the foot of this caved rock are polluting the area . Actually this being heritage site govt. Should rehabilitate all this residents to some other place by giving sufficient compansation. Overall lovely place, even though the Badami town not that much clean but the heritage area is well maintained by Archeological dept. must visit....
It is a good place. Nice photogenic however, no tripods are allowed, which was a bummer. Entry fees is 15/person.
Somali K Chakrabarti
The narrow congested lanes in Badami, with cluster of houses on both sides, give little idea of the wonderful heritage that lies hidden in the rocks. Some rocks look as if they have been naturally washed in a stream of colours. The caves exhibit craftsmanship of ancient Chalukya period. From the open courtyard in the front of the caves, you get a panoramic view of the lake. Mind the monkeys and do not carry food stuff inside the premises.
Incredible rock cut cave temples and mesmerising beauty.. The place which carries us to ancient times
I don't know how they Structured it in 6th century #redpect ,awesome Architecture inside
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