Badami Architectural Tour


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  • 2 Days  1 Nights 
  • Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan)

  • Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and enchanting legends of the iconic Chalukya Empire, where history comes alive through a journey to captivating destinations that include the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pattadakal. Nestled on the left bank of the Malaprabha River, this historic place once served as the proud capital of the Chalukya dynasty. During the 7th to 9th centuries, a myriad of splendid places of worship were erected here, each bearing testament to the empire's architectural prowess.
  • Your voyage also leads you to Aihole, a treasure trove of Chalukyan architecture. Within its temple compound, you'll encounter a stunning collection of temples, some dating back to the 5th century CE, displaying intricate craftsmanship and the artistic brilliance of the era.
  • Next, you'll venture into the mesmerizing realm of Badami temples, a true haven for historians and enthusiasts of stone architecture. Badami served as the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. The temples here are masterpieces of stone artistry, each stone carving narrating tales of a glorious past.



  • Crucible of Temple Architecture: Aihole is often referred to as the "cradle of Indian temple architecture" because it houses a vast collection of early Chalukyan temples, dating back to the 6th century.

  • Diverse Architecture: The temples at Aihole exhibit a diverse range of architectural styles, from simple to complex. The Lad Khan Temple, Durga Temple, and the famous Ravana Phadi Cave Temple are just a few of the many notable structures here.

  • Historical Importance: Aihole is considered a place of great historical importance, and it's an excellent destination for history and architecture enthusiasts.


  • Group of Monuments: Pattadakal is another UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its group of monuments. It served as a ceremonial center for the Chalukya kings and features a stunning combination of architectural styles, including Dravidian and Nagara.

  • Temples: The site is famous for its temples, and the Virupaksha Temple stands out as the most impressive. It is a magnificent example of Chalukyan architecture and is adorned with intricate carvings.

  • Sculptures: Pattadakal is known for its beautifully carved sculptures and intricate artwork, which showcase various mythological and historical themes.


  • Historical Significance: Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, was the capital of the Chalukya dynasty between the 6th and 8th centuries. It played a crucial role in the history of South India.

  • Cave Temples: The highlight of Badami is its rock-cut cave temples, which are renowned for their intricate carvings and architectural brilliance. There are four main cave temples dedicated to different deities, showcasing a combination of Dravidian and Nagara architectural styles.

  • Badami Fort: Perched on a hill, the Badami Fort offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Exploring the fort is an adventure in itself, with its steep climb and historical significance.

  • Agastya Lake: The serene Agastya Lake is surrounded by ancient temples and cave complexes, providing a picturesque backdrop for your visit.

Transportation From Bangalore to Badami

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  • Your Badami tour package starts from Bangalore, our representative will pick you up in the late evening from Indira Nagar: at 09:30 PM/ Domlur: at 09:45 PM/ Yeshwantpur: at 10:20 PM/ Goraguntepalya: at 10:45 PM.
  • Overnight Journey through Tempo Traveller (according to the group size)
  • Note: For Private Tour, Pickup will be available at your desired location.

Aihole Pattadakallu Banashankari Temple

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Breakfast, Dinner

  • Reach Badami in the morning and take a breath of fresh air amidst views of picturesque sights.
  • Head towards your hotel and proceed with the check-in formalities.
  • Have a delicious breakfast early in the morning and depart to witness the magnificent beauty of the Aihole and.Pattadakallu.
  • Head towards the Aihole, is a serene environment, making it an excellent place for a historical and cultural retreat. The tranquil surroundings allow visitors to appreciate the artistry and spirituality of this ancient site.
  • Visit Pattadakallu, known for its beautifully carved sculptures and intricate artwork, which showcase various mythological and historical themes.
  • After spending a wonderful day, have your lunch in peace by around 2:00 pm.
  • Head towards Badami Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Badami, The temple is built in the Dravidian architectural style and is a prominent example of South Indian temple architecture. It features a unique and beautiful structure with intricate carvings and stone craftsmanship.

Badami caves Bhoothanatha Temple Mahakoota

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  • Wake up, freshen up, and enjoy a delicious breakfast, then proceed for Badamii sightseeing.
  • Embark on a journey to the captivating Fort area, where you can immerse yourself in the exploration of the historical ruins that have stood the test of time, evoking a sense of wonder and intrigue.
  • At noon, venture into the enchanting Agastya Teertha and the Bhutanatha Temple complex, an oasis of spirituality and architectural grandeur that beckons travelers from far and wide.
  • As the clock strikes 1:00 PM, make your way to the illustrious cave temples of Badami, a treasure trove of ancient rock-cut architecture and a testament to the architectural brilliance of a bygone era.
  • By 3:00 PM, it's time to indulge in a sumptuous lunch that replenishes your energy for the journey ahead. Once you've savored your meal, set forth to explore the Mahakuta Temple complex, where history and spirituality seamlessly merge, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and devotion.
  • Depart for Bangalore with a bag full of memories.

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