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Incredible Badami, the land of Chalukyas

We have been visiting many ancient places and ruins since couple of years, some were within India, some outside and some are well known as UNESCO world Heritage site. After my previous article on Hampi, this is the second blog on such a historic place.

Badami was the regal capital of the powerful Chalukyan empire from 540 to 757 AD in southern India. It is mainly famous for its rock cut caves, sand stone architectures and inscriptions. All different architectures portray the harmonic balance between different religions of ancient time. We explored almost the entire site on foot and loved every bit of it. The place has a very quiet and cool atmosphere.

Most fascinating temple was the Bhutnatha temple, surrounded by a serene lake which in turn is surrounded by hills, small jungles and ruins of fort. Well protected from all the sides by natural elements, the temple still survives even after the numerous attacks by different empires on Badami province. This is one of the rarest and unique ruins of India.

Nearby villages like Pattadakal and Aihole also have many architectural wonders and they are the major points to cover on educational tours by History students.

Travel shot of Badami water temple

Lost in nowhere

Badami temple, a Unesco heritage site

Travel shot of acient Badami stone temple

Badami temple, a Unesco heritage site

Travel shot of Pattadakal temple, India

Hindu Stone art, preserved in Pattadakal temple, India

Badami fort and temples, a Unesco heritage site in India

Young students having fun during excursion

Pattadakal temple, a Unesco heritage site

Pattadakal temple, a Unesco heritage site

Photo credits: Freedomsfolio.

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April 20, 2015


@ Joezachs...Absolutely! the more I travel through these places more I discover the beauty of old time...
The war in many countries are destroying architectures and their national pride...not fair! :(

April 20, 2015


Thanks Buddha...It's in Karnataka

April 20, 2015


Splendid collection. Which state does Badami belong to?

April 18, 2015


History preserved as it should be.
Well captured.

April 16, 2015


great to hear from you.. thanks Jdanne...Suebmtl ..Osmar

April 15, 2015


Very nice photos!

April 15, 2015


A great job of photography and a nice article.

April 14, 2015


Gorgeous collection.

April 12, 2015


Thanks Jackblue.. thats a huge comment :) :)
@Angela... yes u will certainly want to visit the place...

April 12, 2015


You are ambassador of India! Good job!

April 11, 2015


Lovely, another place to visit in the world!

April 11, 2015


Thanks Ujjal and Henry :)

April 11, 2015


good blog.. informative.. picturistic...

April 10, 2015


Great captured. Love those historical sites and thanks for sharing. Cheers..:)

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