The modern Indian state of Karnataka is a land of many wonders. Lovers of nature and connoisseurs of history flock to the cities, towns and verdant ranges of the state to immerse themselves in its beauty and culture. Some of the famous sites here date back millennia and tell stories of the many kingdoms and […]
Located in the Bagalkot district of North Karnataka in India, Badami was formerly called Vatapi. Badami Chalukyas had this place as its capital between 540 AD and 757 AD. This place is quite popular for its cave temples that are cut out of sandstone rocks which surrounds the Agastya Lake. Three among the four cave temples are dedicated to deities of Hinduism and one temple is dedicated to Jainism. A flight of stairs within connects these cave temples to each other. The first temple is dedicated to Nataraja, the second and third cave temples to Lord Vishnu and the fourth temple to Lord Mahavira the founder of Jainism. The Government of India has declared Badami as one of the heritage cities in India.
Badami. Image courtesy: Akshatha
Agastya Theertha, a serene lake is a must-see spot in Badami. The Bhootnath Temple which faces the Agastya Lake was built in the 5th Century AD. This temple houses two other temples and several shrines. The styles of architecture that are mesmerizing and timeless continue to draw people from all over the world.The Badami Fort with its ancient sculptures and carvings is a favorite spot for trekkers. The route to the top is steep but extremely beautiful. The Badami Archaeological Museum is also worth seeing. July to September is considered to be the best time to visit this place. Read more about Badami here.
Situated in the small town in Bagalkot district of Karnataka, Mahakuta Group of temples was built in 6th– 8th Century AD. Mahakuta means “Great Group” and this name is given to the place because of a large number of Lord Shiva temples in the same complex. It is a religious place which has been dedicated […]
The Bhutanatha group of temples comprises of a bunch of sandstone temples, all dedicated to Lord Shiva. This group of temples is situated at Badami, nearby the well-known Badami cave temples. The Bhutanatha Group of Temples – Overview The Bhutanatha group of temples is one of the major attractions located in Badami, a historical town in […]
Badami Fort is a renowned archaeological site in Badami. It is located on top of a hill that stands at a distance of about 2 km from the main town of Badami in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. The origin of the fort dates back to 543 AD. The ancient fort was built by the […]
Badami is an ancient town situated in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Badami was the capital of the Chalukya Dynasty that ruled over the most parts of peninsular India. Situated at an average elevation of 1922 ft above the sea level at the mouth a ravine, Badami is tucked in between two rugged sandstone outcrops. […]
District: Belgaum Town: Godachi Temple: Veerabhadra Temple Godachi is a small village in the Ramdurg Taluq of Karnataka. This place is located in the Belgaum district and it has many beautiful temples including the Shri Veerabhadra temple. A famous fair is held here every year. Godachi – Overview Godachi is a small village famous for […]
District: Bagalkot Town: Cholachagudd Temple: Banashankari Amma Temple Banashankari Amma Temple – Overview Banashankari Amma Temple is a famous temple located in Cholachagudd near Badami, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. This is a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. Banashankari Amma Temple – History The Banashankari Amma Temple was originally […]