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The Badami caves are a gem. You have to walk through the dirty, narrow lanes of Badami town to get there, but once you've reached, it's out of this world. The climb up to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Badami caves are a gem. You have to walk through the dirty, narrow lanes of Badami town to get there, but once you've reached, it's out of this world. The climb up to the caves offers a fantastic view and the caves themselves have some great sculpture. Not many people go here because it is out of the way,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Being a Bangalorean - Badami is quite a distance on road to visit - compared to Belur/Halebeedu. But i happened to visit because of a friend staying in Bellary. It was definitely worth it. Very different from the other historical places - the caves really amaze you and makes you feel wow! Guide is a must - otherwise you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Badami was the capital of the Early Chalukyas, who ruled much of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh between the 6th and 8th centuries. The rock-cut Badami Cave Temples were sculpted mostly between the 6th and 8th centuries. The four cave temples represent the secular nature of the rulers then, with tolerance and a religious following that inclines towards Hinduism, Buddhism &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Cant afford to miss appreciating the Caves. Perfect time to visit the caves is from Nov - Feb. Start at 6'o clock in the morning to save yourself from the scorching heat of the sun that becomes hard to bear after 9'o clock. Early morning photographs comes out really well & you can notice the changing colors of the caves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A place you can't afford to ignore. It was built by Chalukyas in around 500 AD. You have to walk up through stairs to see all the four temples. Might be difficult to climb up to 3rd and 4th cave temple for people with knee problem but they can climb up to 1st cave temple as others are similar in... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Amazing place. The cave temples are just fascinating. In a dirty and badly maintained town of Badami, this is an island of cleanliness, with all temples well maintained. Hats off to our ASI for their sincere efforts to preserve our heritage and monuments. One should also visit the Bhoothnath temples around the huge lake adjacent to the cave temples. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Must visit place which really take you by surprise for the efforts taken by our ancestors to create such a beautiful monument. Which is carved in the mountain hence the name Badami Temple Caves. Make sure that you Hire a guide to make your travel meaningful. P.S. : Beware of monkeys. Carry as minimum things ( essentials) like camera and... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Badami caves are one of the most different place that we see from history. place is not crowded. when you stand and watch the agasthya lake from badami caves its such a wonderful view. must visit place in karnataka.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

a must visit place, though the temperature is hot once you get in to the caves you will feel like you are in Air conditioned hall, Beware of the Monkeys.. its suggested not to carry even a hand bags, and never try to feed them to... if you are feeding one monkey the other will jump on you snatch the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The amount of detail that has gone into making the sculptures here is incredible. I'd strongly recommend this place to anyone who has an interest in history. On the other hand, this place also serves as a stark reminder about the amount of destruction caused by non-natural forces. Beautiful sculptures without faces, limbs and damaged in entirety - its incredibly... More 

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