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Badami Cave Temples

| Badami, Badami, India
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Badami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Hyderabad, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Finally some remnants of Hindu art that are not vandalized. You get to see idols with all their body parts intact. That is quite an achievement given India's bleak medieval history of invasion and destruction. Be prepared to climb hundreds of steps to view all the temples. What you see will leave you speechless. It is hard to believe that... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

You need about half day to visit the caves, temples and fort. The colour of the sandstone is impressive. But the preservation efforts are poor. Govt needs to clear the dwellings around the pond.I spend 4 hours but wished to spend an evening/ sunset. Great place for guys interested in history and photography

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Bangalore, India
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very nice place to visit. This place will leave you awestruck with the skill and artistry of people who manged to create such marvel. Some of the carvings are so amazing that you will stand and wonder how can you do it with such minimal tool set people had earlier.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are four caves. While none of the caves has deities, carvings are excellent and most of them well preserved. It will take about 1.5/2 hours to view all of them. If you are going to visit Aihole and Palakkatd along with it then ensure you take your meals in Badami. There are qualifies guides available. They will charge anywhere... More

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Belgaum, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

6th century caves built by chalukyas. Very well maintained by archeological department. Except for caves and temple the place is very dirty. U will find pigs and monkeys all through Badami. Not so good hotels. None of the restaurants are hygienic. This place has got great tourist potential provided proper facilities are provided by the local government. Caves are awesome... More

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Nantes, France
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76 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The caves are a wonder of Indian early art but their surrounding will stay with you for some time. The museum and the walk up to the fort and upper temple (splendid views) and around the like are not to be missed either.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This place is around 1 Km from Hotel Mayura. It is quite a vertical climb. There are four cave temples to see. Also, there is a museum on the other side of the lake. And a climb up the rocks. For more details on Aihole, check out this blog : http://ultracoolsolitarywanderer.blogspot.in/2014/02/aihole-badami-and-pattadakal.html

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Wonderful sight with amazing temples, well preserved, safe, clean, well staffed, nice atmosphere, great views and worth a visit. Definitely recommend. Better than Hampi for sure without the travel, dirt, aggro and hassle.

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Chennai, India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a place which everyone who is interested in temples and caves should visit; most amazing and wonderful cave temples, unique in this country, a must-see place!

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Bhubaneswar, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

31st march…It was Ugadi in Karnataka…New year of Karnataka. We started for Badami at 7o clock in the morning from Dharwad…which is 250km far from Badami. We got a chance to visit Barnashankari temple which is on our way to Badami..we are blessed to have darshan of goddess barnashankari. Then we reached Badami.. since this place has a great past... More

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