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Badami Cave Temples

Address: | Badami, Badami, India
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Badami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

These cave temples are impressive and worth seeing, but they are pretty hard to get to for tourists coming from afar. They represent one more amazing feat of human ingenuity, vision and labor. The Indian government has done a lot to protect and maintain these temples, including disallowing human settlement inside the temples and in the surrounding area. Try to... More 

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Goa, India
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75 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

The view of lake from the caves above and the sculptures in rich red brown stone are worth appreciating. Look for a 18 armed Shiva with all poses of classical dance form of Bharatnatyam displayed.

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The whole site is worth the visit, together with Pattadakal and Aihole in the area, not too far from the more visited Hampi. Flocks of Indian tourists, not so many Westerners, yet a very special place with beautiful views and a really special atmosphere.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place is truly one of the best places i have ever visited ! We took this journey from hospet where we stayed for our hampi trip. We were in two minds about extending a day in hospet to visit Badami .. and i must say .. visiting this place that day was the best decision i could make !... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You will get amazed at the architecture done in the hills. Carry some energy drink if you would like to visit entire caves and other attractions. If you are trekking freak you will like this place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you are history buff and like old Indian architecture, then this is THE place for you. Badami was the capital of the Chalukya Dynasty and it is carrying marvelous example of Badami Chalukya Architecture. Stone carving inside all four cave temples will surely leave you spellbound.

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Badami is a small town with not good restaurant to eat. Its better to pack food while leaving the hotel in the morning as mentioned by other reviews. You could take 2 hours to see the 3 caves but there are lot of small temples around that you can walk around and see it. It would take half a day... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There are 4 main cave temples in Badami. Do not go for a casual visit, it's a waste. Do a little reading up to understand the place, before you land in. The caves date back to 6th Century and are considered a pre to architectural marvels at Hampi. The sandstone cave temples each is build in honor of a different... More 

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Mysore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Amazing and breathtaking art and architecture from the Chalukya period. The four cave complex has some awesome sculptures especially in the third cave, where most of them are still more or less intact. the larger than life sculptures of Narasimha, Vishnu, Harihara etc. and absolute treat to the eyes and so is the Nataraja sculpture in the first cave. An... More 

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Belgaum, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Badami, a small town in Bagalkot district of north Karnataka, is home to one of the magnificent heritage sites with breathtaking sculptures dating back to the 6th century. Built during the reign of the Chalukyas, it is one of those many small little wonders that abound in India that do not get the same attention as the other major attractions.... More 

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