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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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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The caves are nothing much to see if you have already seen Ajanta-Ellora. Though the views of Bhootnath temple from the caves area are breath taking (at least in rainy season when I had visited). The approach to the caves is pathetic with slums, pigs, narrow lanes and gutters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very beautiful architecture ... Spend some time here . Preferably go in the evening during sunset .. You ll see that orange color on the architecture during sunset.

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Bangalore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had been to this place early in the morning. We were the first to get the tickets in the counter and suggest to get into this place early in the morning to enjoy the place and view.

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Pune
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Although the architecture and history has lot to offer but the locals aren't so friendly and they have made the surroundings dirty. We had gone there on a summers day and it becomes terribly hot, so better avoid going during summers.There aren't any good accommodations close by so visited this place on a transit.An advice, from whichever directions you approach... More

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Badami cave temples are a unique attraction with temples from more 1500 years ago. The temples were built during the reign of chalukyas. The cave temples include two Vishnu temples and one Jaina temple and perhaps the oldest dedicated to Shive. The sculpture is possibly a precursor to all sculpture of the south. Located next to the Agastya lake the... More

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Badami cave temples left me awestruck - such craftsmanship so many centuries ago needs to be seen to be believed.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 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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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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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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