Badami, situated in the Bagalkot district in Karnataka, was the capital of the Chalukyas from 6th to 8th centuries AD. The town of Badami has two cliffs which overlook a man-made tank called Agastya Lake. Of all the structures that Chalukyas built here, only temples have withstood the test of the time. The cliff to the south has cave-temples etched onto the face of the hillock, while cliff to the north has structural temples. A group of structural temples is also situated at the base by the lake. The friezes and the carvings in the temples are amazing; from them it is evident that Chalukya rulers were great admirers of sculptural art. Here are the pictures of the monuments in Badami.
Note: At the end of the post there is a video of Badami.
Bird’s Eye View of Badami
Bhuthanatha Group of Temples
The monuments of Badami along with the town itself are beautifully captured in this 6-min video: