Badami

Badami | Karnataka | India
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Badami is well known for its rich history and ancient architecture. It was the ancient capital of the early Chalukya kingdom. A number of richly carved monuments and caves belonging to Chalukyas, dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries can be found here. The Chalukyas laid the foundation of a unique style of architecture, […]

Badami is well known for its rich history and ancient architecture. It was the ancient capital of the early Chalukya kingdom. A number of richly carved monuments and caves belonging to Chalukyas, dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries can be found here. The Chalukyas laid the foundation of a unique style of architecture, which is a fine blend of North Indian Nagara style and the South Indian Dravidian style of architecture. The architecture and sculptures created in Badami during the time of the Chalukyas inspired later-day architectural and sculpting traditions.
A number of places of historical importance are situated near Badami. Beside the cave temple, there are three Shiva temples on the north hill, of which the Malegitti Shivalaya is perhaps the most famous. Other famous temples are the Bhutanatha Temple, the Mallikarjuna Temple and the Dattatreya Temple. Badami also has a fort that houses many temples and adventure tourists can take up rock climbing opportunities here. Badami is a fascinating place, right from its location in a sandstone ravine to its ancient cave temples and the fort. Visit Badami to see the temples and admire the skills of architects of the Chalukyan period.

Map of Badami