Badami Travel Guide

About Place

Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for its rock cut structural temples. It is located in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake. Badami has been selected as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.

Places To Visit
  • Cave Temples
  • Agastya Lake
  • Badami Fort
  • Bhuthanatha Temples
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Banashankari Temple
  • Aihole
  • Pattadakal
  • Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple
  • Mallikarjuna Temple
  • Mahakuta Temples
  • Lower Shivalaya
  • Upper Shivalaya

  • Golden Caves Cuisine
  • Agastyatirtha Tank
  • Heritage Restaurant
  • Archaeological Museum
  • North Fort
  • Bridge Restaurant
  • Cave Temples

Famous Food
  • Rice
  • Ragi
  • Jowar
  • Urad Dal
  • Jaggery
  • Coconut
  • Halwa
  • Chiroti
  • Mysore Pak

Things To Buy
  • Sandalwood
  • Rosewood sculptures
  • Traditional jewellery

Shopping Area
  • Local Market

Badami Details

Best Time To Visit
October To March

Monsoon Period
July to September

Important Contact
Police Control Room:
100 / 080 22211803 / 22212164
Ambulance Service:
Tourist Center:
094235 68668
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