Our first pit stop was at Badami & we were really happy that we chose KSTDC Mayura Chalukyas as our base for two days.
Badami formerly known as Vatapi has been a witness rich royalties of India, and was formerly capital of Chalukyas right from AD 540 to 757 and is listed as must see heritage site for its famous rock-cut structural temples and caves that today tell the story of the golden era.
Badami holds a beautifully carved complex of 4 main caves which represent some of the earliest known examples of Hindu temples in Deccan region sculpted mostly around 6th and 8th century.
Out of 4 beautifully carved caves represent various beliefs and transitions of Indian social structure and beliefs.
1st cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva who's beautiful carvings can be seen in Natraja form.
2nd cave holds the temple of Lord Vishnu
3rd & 4th cave are dedicated to Jainism and Lord Mahavira the founder of Jainism.