Summer Temp: 38°C Max 23°C
Min, Winter Temp: 29°C Max 15°C Min
Best Time to Visit
October - March
Four Caves out of which 3 are
Brahamanical temple and 1 is Jain temple.
Cave 1 Dedicated
to Lord Shiva. See the sculpture of the 18-armed
Lord Nataraja (Dancing Shiva), and Shiva Lings. Cave 2 Dedicated to Lord Vishnu
and highlights the carvings and incarnations of
Varaha (boar) and Vamana (dwarf). Cave 3 Grandest cave showcasing
culptures of Vishnu in different avatars, Narasimha
(Vishnu as Man-Lion), Varaha, Harihara (Shiva
Vishnu) and as Trivikrama. Cave 4 The only Jain cave housing
statues of the Jain Tirthankaras in different
Temple festival at Banashankari
(5 kms) from the Badami town held in the months
Badami Fort 2 kms on a
hilltop, Nagnath Temple 10 kms, Banashankari
5 kms, Mahakuta 14 kms.
Caves, Bhootanatha Temples, Badami
Fort, Lake Agatsya, Aihole, Pattadakal...
Air The nearest
airport to reach Badami is at Belgaum (150 kms).
The nearest international airport is at Bangalore
(504 kms). Domestic flights like Jet Airways and
Kingfisher are available for Belgaum. Rail Badami, the beautiful town
is situated on the Hubli-Sholapur rail route which
is exactly 163 kms from Bijapur and 128 kms from
Hubli. Road Badami is connected by road
to Pattadakal (22 kms), Aihole (44 kms) and Hubli
(128 kms). Karnataka State Transport Corporation
buses ply from Badami to different major locations
of the state.
Badami (Kannada: ?????), formerly known as Vatapi,
is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same
name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India.
It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas
from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for rock cut
and other structural temples. It is located in
a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone
outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake.
It is known that Badami was popularly defined
as Chalukyas royal territory. However, this town
has now become sluggish. It is further considered
to be a part of Bagalkot district situated in
Karnataka. In terms of the origination of this
town, Vatapi was the proposed name for Badami.
Rock cut temples, fortresses and similar structural
carvings are commonly found in this town.
Chalukyas or Badami Chalukyas ruled Karnataka
and Andhra Pradesh during 6th and 8th centuries.
In those days, Badami was their capital. The founder
of state was one of the powerful Chalukya kings,
Pulakeshi. In 540 A.D., he created it by outshining
most of the Kings. The Brahmanical and Jain temples
of 6th and 7th century are located in Badami.
In order to design these rock cut temples, elaborate
interior decoration is employed. In fact, it hints
the art and architecture of that era precisely.
There are four cave temples in Badami, they portray
the secularism, the rulers of those times. It
is noticeable that they religiously believed in
Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. 18 inscriptions
are found in Badami, major emphasis is given to
some of them only. The first language of this
area is Kannada. Indian cotton outfits are put
on by the local people of Badami..