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Badami Cave Temples in Badami

·  Summer: (20°C-42°C) Extremely hot
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Best time to visit:  September to February

Opening Time: 08:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:   INR 5 per
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100 pe
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It was between the 6th and the 7th centuries that master architects under the rule of Chalukyas carved the sandstone hills in Badami and completed the astounding and the spectacular Badami cave Temples. Constantly defeating the signs of ageing, these temples that are 4 in number attract tourists from all over. Dedicated to Hindu and Jain deities, the temples are among the finest examples of Indian rock-cut architecture, specifically the Badami Chalukya Architecture.

Main highlights of the temples include intricate detailing, carved pillars, exquisite sculptures and enthralling murals. While the first three caves belong to Hinduism (one dedicated to Lord Shiva and other two to Lord Vishnu), the fourth belongs to Jainism. In addition, there is a Buddhist cave which can be accessed only by crawling.

The picturesque beauty in the surroundings is adorned by sandstone cliffs, a holy water tank and many other attractions of rich heritage.   
Don’t scratch or vandalise the temple walls and sculptures. Beware of monkeys.

Road: Many bus routes lead to Badami from where one can take auto-rickshaws, taxis or horse-carts to visit the temple located close to the State Highway 57. One can also choose to walk the distance from the city centre to reach the place.

Railway: Badami has its own railway station which is about 5 km. away from the cave temples. Auto-rickshaws and horse-carts are available for enjoyable rides to the caves.

Airway: Belgaum Airport (about 139 km. away) is the closest airport to the caves. The airport has flight connectivity with the domestic and international airport of Bangalore.