Tourist Places in Badami

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Cave Temples of Badami, Badami
Cave Temples of Badami, Badami
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Cave
  • Entry: Paid
The four cave temples of Badami have intricate carvings, citing the mythological events and religious teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Cave Temple 1 is the oldest temple with carvings of Shiva in the avatars of Ardhanareeswara and Harihara that date back to the 5th century... Read More »
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Durga Temple, Badami
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
The early 8th century Durga Temple at Aihole is one of the most revered and visited ancient Hindu temples. An interesting point though is that the name "Durga" refers to a fort, not to the goddess; it seems at one time the building was used as a military outpost (durg).... Read More »
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Badami Fort, Badami
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
The Badami Fort is perched on the top of a hill along with two Shivalaya complexes. Visitors have to walk all the way up to the fort. King Pulakeshi II, a devotee of Lord Vishnu had built the two Shivalayas that dates back to the 5th century. The Upper Shivalaya is devoted to Lord Shiva,... Read More »
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Agastya Lake, Badami
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Lake
  • Entry: Paid
The Agastya Lake is surrounded by hills and reddish sandstone temples. The waters of this lake are said to possess healing powers too. The sandstone rocks around this lake have gaps in them that act as pathways to climb up the nearby hill. Bhuthanatha Temple is located on the northern... Read More »
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Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, Badami
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Ranked 5 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
Papanatha Temple, Badami
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
The only temple that has been designed on both north and south Indian styles of architecture, the construction of Papanatha Temple dates back to 680 AD. This 9th century Jain temple was built by the Rashtrakutas whose reign followed that of the Chalukyas. Initially, the construction was... Read More »
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Banashankari Temple, Badami
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
The Chalukyas of Kalyan are believed to have built the Banashankari Temple located at Cholachigud, just 5 km from Badami. This temple is dedicated to Devi Parvati who killed a demon at Banashankari named Durgamasura. This is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. In the temple, the Goddess is... Read More »
Ladkhan Temple, Badami
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
The Ladkhan Temple is an interesting experiment in temple building by the Chalukyas in the late 7th or early 8th century. While the main structure was built in the Panchayat hall style, the windows were filled up with lattice work in the northern style and the sanctum was added later on.... Read More »
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Galaganatha Temple, Badami
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
One of the nearly thirty temples on the bank of the river Malaprabha, the Galaganatha Temple is an incomplete temple. Built of sandstone, the temple tower is in the northern "Rekhanagara" style.The main shrine of the Galaganatha temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the temple has a... Read More »
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Sangameshvara Temple, Badami
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
Perhaps the oldest temple in Pattadakal, the Sangamesvara Temple was built by King Vijayaditya during the 8 century AD.  Though it was called Vijayewara after him, the temple is now called Sangameshwara. It is built in Dravidian style & consists of a sanctum, inner passage and a... Read More »
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Bhagavati Temple, Badami
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
Built on similar lines as the Ladh Khan temple but much before the 7th century,  the Gowda Temple is  has sixteen plain pillars and is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi.     Read More »
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Ravanaphadi Cave, Badami
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Cave
  • Entry: Paid
One of the highlights of an Aihole tour, the Ravanaphadi Cave Temple has been scooped out of rocks. This temple dates back to the second half of the 7th century. A rock cut temple, it has a rectangular shrine with two mandapams in front of it and a rock cut Shivalingam. This is a... Read More »
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Bhuthanatha Temples, Badami
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Temple
The two temples of Bhuthanatha face the Agastya Lake. The temple depicts the early phases and modes of South Indian architectural styles and is made of local sandstone. Both the temples are dedicated to the Lord Shiva, who is present here in the form of the God of Souls or Bhuthanatha.... Read More »
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Tipu's Fort, Badami
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Fort
Tipu’s Fort was built by Tipu Sultan, in Badami, around the 18th century on top of a nearby hill. From this Fort, Tipu placed hard and aerodynamic shanks at advantageous positions for fighting with the Marathas. There are cave temples which have been carved on Tipu’s Fort.... Read More »
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Archaeological Musuem, Badami
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 15
Places to Visit in Badami
  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
Located in the foothills of the Northern hill that holds the Northern Fort, the Archaeological Museum was founded in 1979. Pre-historical sculptures and stone equipments are the main collections of this museum, which date back to the 6th-16th century AD. Amidst the four galleries of the... Read More »
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