These places are less traveled compared to Hampi and Belur, Halebeedu. It offers significant stories on history. Unlike Hampi, there is no Hippie or traveler's culture here. It makes for a good 2 day trip family or friends.
Badami cave temples enclose brilliant carvings with sculptures of Gods (Shiva & Vishnu) from the Hindu Mythology and of Lord Mahavira. There are a total of 4 cave temples and each cave consists of a sanctum, a hall, a verandah and pillars. Beautiful carvings and exquisite sculptures adore the site. I spent some valuable time in these caves and moved on to explore Malagitti Shivalaya temple which was nearby the cave temples.
Badami Caves- Today we had hired a driver, so he took us straight to the caves, which though are beautiful aren't that impressive after having seen the Ajanta Ellora Caves. There are 4 caves, carved simplistically into the huge rocks. After going through all the caves, we could see a temple from top on the other side of the lake by the caves and decided to go there.
Badami, on the other hand, is a small town nestled on the banks of Agastya lake, and has some of the finest works of rock and cave architecture as old as 6th century. Apart from its highly famed cave temples, don't miss out on the opportunity to walk to the other side of the lake and pay a visit to Bhutanath temple and the Shivalayas located on a hill because besides housing some of the most marvelous specimens of nature's masterpieces in the rocks, it also presents a 360-degree view of the entire town as you see the sun dipping beneath the mountains.