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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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London
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Just one word - Awesome. How the sculptors could manage these always remains a mystery? The level of detailing in each of the sculpture is too good. Jain temple along with the Hindu temples is an example of religious tolerance of that period. One shouldn't rush through and should spend at least 1.5-2 hours at this place to admire the... More

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Bangalore, India
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The town of Badami is a hamlet at best. There are no proper roads, the place is dusty and quite dirty, the train station operates on a whim and good food is hard to find. However, the beauty and majesty of the Badami caves compensate for all that and so much more. It's an amazing experience to take in these... More

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Make sure you go and visit the group of small temples at the bottom of the sacred lake. Local people bathe in the water and wash colorful fabrics, and dry them on the ghats. Beware of the somewhat daring monkeys.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place is full of srtistic scuplures and carvings done inside the caves that keep you guessing how in the ancient time the people might have carved on ceilings.. Hatsoff.. Beware of monkey they are quiet troublesome and snatch things from your hand..

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