Badami a small town in Karnataka which gains its name from the colour of the stone found here which resembles Badam(Almond). It was the capital of the Chalukyas dynasty who built beautiful caves and temples all across the town in the 6th century. The caves here are very similar to the ones in Ajanta. Caves are majorly of Hindu and Jain temples carved of the rocky hills.
Badami is seperated into two major parts by Agastya lake which also has a beautiful temple on its bank, Bhutnath temple. Other major temples are Upper shivalaya temple, Lower shivalaya temple and Malagatti shiva temple.
Many movies also have been shot at Badami including the big bollywood movies such as Rowdy Rathore and Guru.
Badami is also known for rock climbing which attracts a lot of adventure junkies to this town especially foreigners.
Food to savour:
Jolad rotti oota is a must try when you are in any part of North Karnataka and Badami is no exception.