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Badami Cave Temples

| Badami, Badami, India
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Badami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You cant help stand there, stare at the caves, the sculptures and the carvings and wonder, how hard working, creative and full of zeal these people were. Caves carved into stone with beautiful work of arts. Definitely worth a visit, amazing view of the city and beauty all around. Visit during monsoons for an amazing view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The guide told us that in ancient times they used to either build temples by putting and attaching stones together(Addition), or by carving out from the rocks (Subtraction). Badami cave temples are among the very few built using subtraction style. The cave temple carved inside the rocks leaves you spell bound. The glimpse of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism in one... More 

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Calangute, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A visit to these 03 rock cave temples from these centuries.of the Chalukya Dynasty..sculpted from a red monolithic rock , dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. There are 5 caves , 03 of prime importace with fine sculptures of the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu. One in the first cave is of The Nataraj having a dancing pose with 18... More 

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mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Badami cave temples are surely worth a visit. The best time to visit is during sunrise or sunset. It takes atleast 3-4 hours to visit the caves, nearby hills, lake temple, etc. If you love history, architecture, heritage, you should definitely visit Badami.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

You will be amazed by the ancient architecture. Its a must visit. Hire a certified guide so that u have actual picture in front of you. This temple architecture schools show all eight incarnations of lord Vishnu and shows how actually life began. Highly recommended to visit Aihole and paddakal. As this place is spread across, you may have to... More 

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Yavatmal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

u must visit Badami,Hampi.the carving in stone in the caves r amazing.vry nice stone sculpture/carvings.u can spend full day there.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Badami is 5 th AD capital. Highly preserved Must visit nearby places like paddakal and Aihole Badami has railway station Can be approached from Hyderabad or by Bangalore Better to stay in Badami KTDC hotels-well maintained highly recommended Visit for one full day or minimum 2 days Summer time tone avoided Should go with guide

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The carvings in stone in the caves are amazing. It is really worth looking at stone sculpture/carvings in detail and on wonders as to how it was done in the era when aids like commuters/designs were not available.Some of the carvings are very intricate and in details .For example lord Shiva as "Ardha nari nateshwar" or "tandav dance of Shiva".... More 

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The cave temples are a wonderful piece of architecture indeed. We went in the morning to avoid the rush and to be able to click pictures without people getting into the snaps. The attention to detail and the way the cave temples have been cut out is awe inspiring. Reminded me a lot of Petra at Jordan. And it could... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

In a long time, this is one place that has left me breathless! Well maintained brilliant architecture! Early morning visits are advised given that you have to climb a well staired hill! Beware of monkeys. They are attracted to almost everything! The red-stoned cave temples (4 of them) and the views are exquisite. Do not miss this, I think you... More 

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