Badami at a glance
Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples fortresses and carvings. This place in Karnataka is a perfect place to visit on a weekend for history and nature enthusiasts alike.
Things to do in Badami
Said to possess healing powers, Agastya lake faces all the caves of Badami and is surrounded by the red sandstone temples. This lake was constructed in 5th century AD. The surroundings of the lake provide great views of the hills surrounded by the historical monuments. The Bhoothanatha temple which is emerged into the lake is a beautiful sight with a backdrop of large hillock.
While in Badami, take a day trip to Aihole, history’s storehouse of temples. With countless ancient temples, partly claimed by ruins, the town is a walk through early architectural styles and structures, with a charm borrowed from the past, hanging around.
The fort was built by Tipu Sultan in the 18th century. Perched on the top of a cliff, this fort is accompanied by two Shivalaya complexes dating back to the 5th century. A 16th century and a 14th century watchtower are also featured atop this hill.