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Cave in Badami

Cave Temples

Badami’s highlight are its beautiful cave temples. Cave One, just above the entrance to the complex, is dedicated to Shiva. It’s the oldest of the four caves, probably carved in the latter half of the 6th century. O…
Museum in Badami

Archaeological Museum

The archaeological museum houses superb examples of local sculpture, including a remarkably explicit Lajja-Gauri image of a fertility cult that once flourished in the area.
Multicuisine in Badami

Golden Caves Cuisine

Produces good North and South Indian fare, with a pleasant outdoor area that's perfect for beers on a balmy evening.
Historic Site in Badami

Other Sights

Badami’s caves overlook the 5th-century Agastyatirtha Tank and the waterside Bhutanatha temples. On the other side of the tank is an archaeological museum, which houses superb examples of local sculpture, including …