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Badami, the capital of the South Indian Kingdom of the Chalukyas, is situated near a beautiful red sandstone ridge in North Karnataka. Initially known as Vatapi, the city was founded by Pulkeshin I in AD 543.Badami Travel Guide, Badami India Travel, Badami Tour, Badami Travel Information, Badami Tourism,badami tours, badami travel packages It was under the Chalukyas period Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal produced some of the best specimen of rock-cut temples. These architectural splendours were inspirational for many architectural and sculpting traditions that followed. The place lost its importance duing the reign of the Ratsrakutas. Badami has a enjoyable climate with cool and dry winter. Most of the rainfall occurs during the months of south-western monsoon.

Badami Facts:

• Area 3.32 sq. km
• Population 19,982 (1991)
• Altitude 177 m above the sea level
• Languages Kannada and English
• Best time to visit October to February
• STD code 08357

Tourist Attractions in Badami

Badami, more than anything else, is famous for its rock-cut cave temples. These temples, over thirteen centuries old, have been carved out of the hills of red sandstone surrounding Badami. Badami Travel Guide, Badami India Travel, Badami Tour, Badami Travel Information, Badami Tourism,badami tours, badami travel packages Two temples are devoted to Vishnu, one to Shiva, and other two to Jainism and Buddhism. Apart from these, the town also is the home to several other temples and a beautiful tank. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the Bhootnath Temple as the God of Souls. The Agastyatirtha Tank, a beautiful water body, is considered as holy by the pilgrims. The Archaeological Museum in Badami showcases a good collection of artifacts from Badami Aihole and Pattadakal. Jambulinga Temple, one of the oldest in Badami, is devoted to the Trinity of Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Mahesh (Shiva, the destroyer). Finally, the Badami Fort offers a good view of the entire Badami ruins.

Tourist Attractions around Badami

Being a region steeped in antiquity, the vicinity of Badami has a plethora of attractions for the touirists. Pattadakal, the second capital of the Chalukyas, hosted important state functions at its prime. Aihole, 46 km off Badami, was an important architectural centre of the Chalukyas.Badami Travel Guide, Badami India Travel, Badami Tour, Badami Travel Information, Badami Tourism,badami tours, badami travel packages It has numerous Hindu temples belonging the 6th and 7th centuries. The Mahakuta Temple (14 km from Badami), the Naganath Temple (10 km east of Badami), The Banashankari Temple, (50 km off Badami), are some of the prominent ones.

The capital of the Early Chalukyas, Badami (also known as Vatapi), is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a Ravine between two rocky hills. Rock-cut cave temples, gateways, forts, inscriptions, sculptures that seem to come alive under your eyes… Badami has to be seen to be believed. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. There are four caves here in Indian Badami Travel Tour.

The first three belong to the Vedic faith and the fourth cave is the only Jain temple in Badami. Enter the first cave temple past Shiva's door keepers and there he is ! The eighteen armed Nataraja stricking 81 dance poses ! The largest and most ornamental is the third cave temple dedicated to Vishnu in Indian Badami Travel Tour.

Badami Travel Packages and Here are some splendid carvings of the Hindu Pantheon. Narasimha the half-man half Lion avatar of Vishnu Hari Hara, the composite god who is half-Shiva and half-Vishnu. Vishnu Narayana sitting as well as reclining on the snake Shesh or Ananta (Eternity ) in Indian Badami Travel Tour.


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