Badami

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Floohoo Travels offer the best Badami Tour Packages and Badami Holiday Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, was once the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is situated in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that wraps around the Agastya Lake. Badami consists of beautifully carved rock caves set around the Agasthya Theertha tank with distinct influences of Hindu Brahmanical, Buddhist, Jain, and Dravida temple art with enormous sculptures that demonstrate the evolution of the art form. The history of Badami records the city’s capitulation in conclusion to the war between the Chalukya and Pallava dynasties. The victorious Pallava king Narasimhavarman, in his rage, destroyed most of Badami and today the ruins are evocative of many fascinating legends of a Badami in its prime.

The ruins of the city are also surrounded by many pre-historic places with rock shelters, megalithic burial sites, and paintings. Visitors can also see forts in the north and the south of the city, which were built much later after the decline of the Chalukyas.

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