Situated in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding Agastya Lake, Badami was formerly called Vatapi. It is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses, and carvings.
Badami Chalukyas had this place as its capital between 540 CE and 757 CE. This place is quite popular for its cave temples that are cut out of sandstone rocks that surround Agastya Lake. Three of the four cave temples are dedicated to deities of Hinduism and one temple is dedicated to Jainism.
The Government of India has declared Badami as one of the heritage cities in India. Agastya Theertha, a serene lake is a must-see attraction in Badami. The Bhootnath Temple which faces the Agastya Lake was built in the 5th Century CE.
Badami is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that constitute Aihole-Badami-Pattadakal.
Explore & Experience in Badami–
- Cave Temples
- Agastya Lake
- Badami Fort
- Bhuthanatha temples
- Mallikarjuna Temple
- Archaeological Museum
- Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple