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Badami Cave Temples

| Badami, Badami, India
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Badami
Type: Religious Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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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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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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Badami (or Watapi, as it was known in ancient times) is a treasure trove of historical sites dating from pre-Chalukya period to Tipu Sultan's times. The famour four cave temples are from the Chalukyan period. The rock sculptures depict both Hindu and Jain mythologies. These are a must visit for anyone who wants to know how the synthesis of North... More

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Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Large monolithic figures of Hindu deities are engraved in the walls of the Badami caves. There are several caves, each dedicated to a single deity. There is also a Jain cave with multiple carved figures of Mahavira.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The cave temple is elegant with Siva-Nataraj ,Vishnu, Narasimha and mahaverr statue in respective caves.The stone formation of the rocks and pillars are pleasing .This place gives u a lovely view of Agastya lake and bhootnath temple. But Beware of trained monkeys who are always ready to snatch your valuables like camera ,bag, shades ,money as soon as they get... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Could be quite a enjoyable experience if they controlled the hoards that they let in willy nilly. Over rated generally.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This series of Hindu and Jain temples is reached up a long flight of steps and also offers spectacular views over Agastya Lake. The temples have been excavated from colourful sandstone with fine pillars and magnificent sculptural carving.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

How to get there... Badami caves is located close to Badami city(1.5 km from city centre) but it would be prudent to take a vehicle (preferably Autorickshaw) as there are lot of steps to climb to reach the different caves once you get to the place. There are close to 60-70 steps between each cave and no facilities inbetween. On... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I did not know about Badami or its magnificent caves until I read a friend's travelogue a year ago. A year later, we got the opportunity to visit this spectacular place. Badami is a small nondescript town of considerable antiquity. The imposing outcrop of red cliffs are strewn with ruins dating from the Chalukyan era, as well as remnants from... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

There are 4 such cave temples. They are about 1500 years old. Three of the caves are exquisitely curved with Hindu idols, scenes from myths and other religious motifs. The 4th cave has Jain sculptures. The views from the caves are spectacular, especially those of the Bhoothnath temples, the Augustya tank and the Shivalaya temples. There are lots of steps... More

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