Welcome to Badami
Once the capital of the mighty Chalukya empire, today Badami is famous for its magnificent rock-cut cave temples, and red sandstone cliffs that resemble the Wild West. While the dusty main road is an eyesore that will have you wanting to get the hell out of there, its backstreets are a lovely area to explore with old houses, carved wooden doorways and the occasional Chalukyan ruin
Top experiences in Badami
Full-Day Tour of Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole
You will be picked up at your hotel in Hampi between 6:45 - 7 am, and stop for a great breakfast at one of the cafes along the way. Once at Aihole, climb atop the Meguti Hill and spot a few Neolithic Dolmens. Explore Ravanphadi caves and along with many other temples in the region. Next you will see Pattadakal. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage temple complex of Pattadakal to learn about the convergence of North Indian Nagara style and South Indian Dravidian style of temple architectures.Next, at Badami, you will relish the spicy and yummy corn rotis (Indian bread) with some eggplant curry, an authentic North Karnataka cuisine at a Khanavali (an eatery). After lunch, prepare yourself for a climb up to the sandstone cave temples of Badami. Once you are done marveling at the mega-sized carvings of deities, you will head for a relaxing stroll around the Bhoothanatha Temple complex and the Agastya lake. After the tour, you will be returned back to your hotel in Hampi at 7 pm.