Badami, a quaint village nestled in Karnataka away from the hustle and bustle of the visiting tourist is located around 140km away from Hampi.
Winding through paddy fields and country side of Karnataka, you reach the first pit stop: Badami Cave temples.
A huge Rock cut cave with steep stairs taking you to the top with literally take your breath away..
You can pay the entrance fee and avail guide service and start the climb to time travel back to the 5th century.
There are in all 4 caves- shiva cave, two Vishnu caves and a Jain cave at the top.
Every cave has its own significance and a story behind it...
The carvings are done on a single rock and the ASI has tried their best to restore and maintain the place.
The view from the top overlooking the mandapas on the hill,Bhootnatha temple and the Agastya lake is mindblowing.
Beware of the monkeys in the temple. They would snatch your bags or any food in your hand. *Experienced*