Day 4 – Badami
Once known as Vatapi, today Badami is a sleepy town in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. It was once the royal capital of the Chalukyas. It is a place full of caved temples, fortresses, dedications, entryways and carvings. It is settled in a valley at the base of red erinaceous rock that encircles the Agastya Lake.
The Chalukyas of Badami practiced some of the best customs of Dravidian architecture, a mixture of older South Indian temple construction style and the Nagara style of the North India. This blend is very unique and beautiful and has passed on the Dravidian temple building pattern.
Badami is the site of the 6th-7th century Brahmanical and Jain cave temples. The temples are cut out of solid rock with elaborate interior decorations that speak volumes of art and architecture of that period. There are 4 cave temples connected with each other with a flight of stairs.
Badami is the site of the Brahmin as well as the Jain cave temples of the 6th and the 7th century. These temples cut out of the solid rock and having elaborate interior decorations speak volumes about the full fledged art and style of architecture of that period. Connected with each other with a flight of stairs are four cave temples.
A visit to the entire city of Badami will help you get an incomparable experience of the Hindu and Jain mythologies.
You get back to your hotel late in the evening and have a good night’s sleep at Badami.