The first place you must visit as early as you can after your breakfast and refreshment is the Badami Cave Temples. The red sandstone hills remind you of Jordan, not even kidding!It consists of four caves that have been discovered and studied. Cave one is dedicated to Lord Shiva, cave two is all about Lord Vishnu, cave three has various incarnations of Vishnu and the fourth cave is related to Jainism.
Cave No 2 : Dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are carvings of the various forms of Lord Vishnu from the Dashavatar like Varaha Avatar, Vamana Avatar
Cave No 1 : Excavated around 550 CE ,the first Cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva . Situated on a elevated platform it has intricate carvings of Lord Shiva in His different forms like Harihara, Natraj ( in the Tandav Pose) etc.
Early morning at 7 am was a visit to the extremely beautiful Badami Caves. (Recommended to visit the Caves early morning when the tourist crowd is less)Badami Caves an UNESCO Heritage site , was a formative stage for the development of temple architecture during the Chalukya rule along with Aihole where experiments were further conducted on the temple architecture. The completed form of temple architecture can be seen in Pattadakal.The Badami Caves comprise of 4 Caves with exquisitely carved animals ,human figures,Gods and Demi gods,scenes from Epics and Puranas.