Badami, a beautiful place situated around 460 k.m. from Bangalore. It is located in the northern part of Karnataka. A perfect place to go for a weekend trip from Bangalore. The place is yet to become popular as much Hampi, I feel.
We took the Golgumbaz Express from Yeswanthpur around 7:15 PM Friday and reached to badami at 7 AM in the next morning.
We chose to stay at the KSTDC Hotel Maurya Chalukya, which is situated around 6 km from the railway station. It is closer from the bus stand though.
On the first day morning, we took an auto from the hotel premises and went to Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole is located 35 km away from Badami and Pattadakal is 22 km away. Both the places will come in the same route.
These places have ancient temple complexes which were built within 6th to 8th centuries probably. The beautiful architecture of the temples are really spectacular. The temples are the amalgamation of Hindu and Jain cultures. Our auto driver was well aware about the history and he was humble enough to share the details with us. We had tried one famous sweet called Kardant in Aihole. It tasted well.