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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: Religious Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Bangalore, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Hospet & did a day trip to Badami, Pattadakal & Aihole. We left early in the morning to visit the holy Banashankari Temple close to the Badami Caves. After breakfast, we visited the famous Badami Caves.....stunning man made caves. After an early lunch, we visited Pattadakal about 20 kms from Badami. Beautiful temple architecture. From Pattadakal... More

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Miami, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The highlight of Badami, very interesting set up with sculptures of the 7th century, nice view from the top, not too difficult to climb considering my 92 year mother made it right to the top.

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Bangalore, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Rocks are natural- Sculpted caves out of them are man-made- shows how much chalukyan emperors loved Art/Architecture. 5 cave temples and a steep flight of stairs- Fantastic Carvings created out of the rocks without any alignment of the Rocks. Each cave dedicated seperately to seperate Gods. Note: Visit early in the day- it opens at 6AM and is better to... More

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There is not much to eat or drink around and you should better pack some food from Hotel; unless you are okay with any type of restaurant. You'll need at least 4 to 5 hours in Badami - so plan separately for Badami, and then a separate trip to Pattadakallu and Aihole.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Badami is a very intriguing place and a must see. The caves and the huge man made lake in the middle adds to the beauty of the place. You can see the sculptures and carvings, and is well maintained.

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New Delhi, India
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133 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

These are really a must see. Four caves of different religions, with lovely sculptures. Great view from the top cave as well.

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Bangalore, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

ASI Hats off to you for maintaining and restoring our history. This place is filled with our karnataka culture, technology what we used today, fashion, etc ....a Kingdom which is now lost. Chalukyas build during 10-11th Century AD and the rock caves are a UNESCO world heritage center. Pls hire a guide so that you can enjoy the place and... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a great site for enlarging the contact with the Chalukyas dynasty in South India. There is a red sandstone outcrop in which caves have been dug with chisel and hammer. There are Hindu and Jain caves and the sculptures are very rich and impressive. If you carry a photo camera with you then you would need at least... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Brilliant carvings. Very nice view from the top, Monkeys can pose a problem. If you read up a bit of history of this place the enjoyment could be more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Caves are carved out of a rocky mountainside. Not for the aged since it involves climbing a lot of steep stairs. Watch out for the super aggressive monkeys. Good view of lake Agasthya from the top.

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