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Badami Fort Overview

Ranked 7 of 25 sightseeing in Badami

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, who is the lord of the five elements (bhuthaas) whereas the lower one is dedicated to Ganesha. The outer walls of the Upper Shivalaya are sculpted with mythological tales, like the elephant and lion on top of the temple steps.

A 16th century cannon is placed north to the Lower Shivalayas that looks down on the city. Close to this is a 14th century watchtower.

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Badami Fort

Mahadev Hirematt
27th Jan 18

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Anuradha R

Anuradha R4.3/5

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Awesome Place!

A breathtaking view. I wish I could really see how life was here in the past. Why not organize some light and sound shows to take us back into the rich past?

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Photos of Badami Fort

Badami Fort, Badami

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Temple at, Badami Fort
Badami Fort, Badami

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View of old momuments
Badami Fort, Badami

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Canon in Badami Fort

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