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Agastya Lake in Badami

·  Summer: 20° C to 42° C (Extremely Hot)
·  Winter: 13° C to 32° C (Mild)
·  Monsoon: July to September (Average to Heavy Rainfall)

Best time to visit:  September to February (perfect for sightseeing)

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Outlined by hills and reddish sandstone temples, Agastya Lake offers a great escape for architecture lovers and symbol of spirituality for pilgrims. This lake is a favourite picnic spot for locals. There is a strong belief that the waters of Agastya Lake possess healing powers. You can enjoy a dip in the curing water of Agastya Lake. 

Located in Badami, Karnataka, the lake is embellished by Bhuthanatha Temple on the northern side. On the eastern side of Bhuthanatha Temple, there is a tiny cave that houses a derelict statue of Lord Buddha.

All the caves of Badami face towards Agastya Lake. The caves showcase impressive architecture and compelling sculptures. The hills surrounding the Agastya Lake offer a panoramic view of the city. The sandstones around the lake have a small opening in them offering a gateway for visitors to reach the nearby hilltop.

Visitors can also explore other wonderful attractions of Badami like Jambulinga Temple, Durga Temple, Badami Fort, Papanatha Temple, Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, Ravanphadi Cave, and Archaeological Museum. Badami is nirvana for shoppers; the city is famous for handcrafted items. 

Road: Badami has a good road condition. It is well-connected by KSRTC buses. Deluxe and semi deluxe luxury buses are also available from Bangalore to Badami daily. The price per ticket of these buses ranges from 1,500 – 2,000.

Railway: Badami Railway Station (about 6 km.) is the nearest station. The station is well-connected to the major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore. Rickshaw and taxis are available to reach Agastya Lake and other nearby attractions.

Airway: Belgaum Airport (about 143 km.) is the nearest airport to reach Agastya Lake. Daily domestic flights are available for major cities of the country.