Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings. It is home to a number of examples of Dravidian architecture which sustains and enhances instances of both South and North Indian style of architecture. One can see silent imprints that history has left behind all around the area. Badami is 590 km from Bangalore and from Bijapur and Aihole, Badami is 128 km and 46 km respectively.
Visit the fascinating cave temples carved out of sandstone rocks. The set of four cave temples were built over a period of time and three of them are dedicated to Hindu deities. The fourth cave temple is devoted to Jainism. The temples are connected to each other by flights of stairs.
The nearest airport is Belgaum about 150 kilometers away.
It is on the Hubli - Solapur rail route, and the rail station is 5 kilometers from the town.
It is also connected by road to Hubli and Bijapur. Badami is reachable from Bengaluru by a 12-hour bus ride.
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