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Cave Temples

Badami’s highlights are its beautiful cave temples, three Hindu and one Jain, which display exquisite sculptures and intricate carvings. They're a magnificent example of Chalukya architecture and date to the 6th cen…
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Bridge Restaurant

Just the place when you need some AC relief, this business hotel's restaurant takes a good stab at Western dishes such as pasta and pizza, as well as Chinese and North Indian fare. South Indian breakfast items like …
Ruins in Badami

North Fort

High above Badami and Agastyatirtha Tank, the ruins of the North Fort are worth exploring. Only the foundations remain of most of the site, but there are fortifications to investigate and restored granary towers. Of…
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Archaeological Museum

The archaeological museum houses superb examples of local sculpture, including a tremendous 12th-century makara tokarna (entrance decoration) that has detailed carvings on both sides and a remarkably explicit Lajja-…
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Heritage Restaurant

It's worth grabbing an autorickshaw to this fine hotel restaurant, 2km from the centre, for its peaceful ambience and flavoursome food. Lunchtime thalis (North or South Indian style) are great value at just ₹100.
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Agastyatirtha Tank

Badami’s cave temples overlook the 5th-century Agastyatirtha Tank, a huge reservoir that was once the settlement's main water supply. On its banks are several temples, including the Bhutanatha Group.
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Golden Caves Cuisine

Worth trying for North and South Indian food, though service can be a bit distracted. There's a pleasant outdoor yard at the back that's perfect for enjoying a beer.