Exploring Badami and Pattadakkal ancient chalookya kingdom.

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1st Aug 2018
Photo of Exploring Badami and Pattadakkal ancient chalookya kingdom. by Vishnu Prasad
Day 1

i have Started my journey from majestic bangalore @night 10 o clock. The bus that i booked earlier became brakedown,but i took a strong decision to continue my journey at any cost.Then i got a bus from Bangalore to hubli. That was a Govt bus. And the journey had  set off. The way through hubli was  crowd . After a long time i slept for  6hours. When i woke up i could watch a lot of villeges and forests. Rather than cities i like villeges much better.Next day morning at 6 o clock i reached hubli. Hubli is a great city and also very cheap. We can find a better connection there. Not too much crowd and not so polluted. And i got a room for refreshment @Rs. 200 there. After refreshment i  slept there till 9 o clock. Then i rushed towards bus stand to get Badami bus. After a long time i got a friend his name is Raju. Who was a tailor in Badami. Suddenly he took me towards the bus corner when the bus was arrived. And finally i entered in to the bus. Engine got started..Althogh the conductor was a young women.i felt more respect towards her she had been working as a conductor.There are 3 hours left to reach Badami. Through the journey Raju told many stories about Badami and his family. He was a boy who lost his job because of his family attachment. And also he told many things about his family and lover. Now his dream is to get married as soon as possible. And when the road entered into remote villages where i had seen many farmers, peoples who wear white cap everywhere. And the rainy clouds started to follow me till reaching Badami.In a station i had seen womens who sells guavas for meeting their daily needs.I reached Badami @12 o clock. Badami exposed the proud of chalookya Dynasty and there is half km walk to reach the cave temples. The famous cave temples constructed by chalookyas and there are many myths around that caves. There is mainly four temples. Every cave tells about the magical creativity of our prouded ancistors. Temple was covered with vedic creatures and stories everywhere. There are four type caves. The Badami cave temples represent some of the earliest known examples of Hindu temples in the Deccan region. They along with the temples in Aihole  transformed the Malaprabha River valley into a cradle of temple architecture that influenced the components of later Hindu temples elsewhere in India.First cave related to lord Shiva while the second and third related to lord Vishnu.Fourth is for jainism.It was a marvellous creativity in a single rock mountain.After that i went to archaeological museum and there we can find famous stories and the history of Badami.Afterthat i went to explore the temples in the mountain.There are many stone temples are constructed in that mountain. The top most of that is called Vatapi Ganapathy temple.Which has been looted by mughals at their time and the statue of lord was also stolen.Vatapi is the old name of Badami.And i had seen farmers feeding their goats in there.Lack of rain is the main problem in Badami.Peoples are more friendly and innocent.And i took bus to visit pattadakkal from there.Half hour to reach there the ways are covered with sunflower farms everywhere and it was a best view to me and my soul.And i reached pattadakkal.Pattadakal, also called Paṭṭadakallu or Raktapura, is a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain  temples.Most of the temples has been looted by mughal emporers.And we can see a combination of Arya-Dravida construction there.A valuable creativity of chalookya emperors.We can see many type of architectural wonders in here.I felt more respect towards Karnataka Govt. because they used to protect heritage .This place is an innovation or one of the biggest example of our Indian ancient engineering.After a short visit through the temples i get back to Badami.From there i got a small snack from a hotel. And the Hotel manager helped me to charge my phone.And then i catch the bus to Bengaluru..But still Badami and its beauty lies on ma heart...At max INR 3000 we can cover the entire kingdom from Bengaluru.

Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
Photo of Badami, Karnataka, India by Vishnu Prasad
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