This 5th century Lake is situated beneath the cave temples and believed to be holy due
to the healing powers of the lake water. The Bhoothanatha temples are located on the
eastern banks Agasthya-Tirtha Tank.
Bhoothanatha and Malegitti Temples:
The Bhoothanatha temple houses an 18-armed Shiva, Mahishamardini Durga, Ganesh,
Varaha and Nrisingha incarnations of Vishnu as deities. The pillared hallway is adorned
with exquisite artwork. The Malegitti Visalia Temple (late 7th century) is another major
attraction of Badami.
Best Time for Holidaying in Badami
The best time to visit Badami is from October to March, when the temperature ranges
from 10 to 32 degrees Celsius. The weather during this time is pleasant and cool
to witness many cultural festivals and activities. So, make your Badami trip plans
accordingly. Moreover, the time duration between October and March is the best to
enjoy sightseeing and other outdoor activities.
Must Buy Things from Badami
Shopping is a fun experience in Badami with a variety of items alluring a tourist or
shopaholic here. Can be called as a shoppers' paradise, this place has plenty of
shops selling hand-crafted items, rosewood carved handicrafts, beautiful sandalwood
sculptures or rosewood carved handicrafts and of course its unique silk sarees. Some
of the must buy items which you must get from here during your Badami vacation
are sandalwood sculptures, perfumes, incense sticks, sandalwood oil, wood carvings,
metal lamps, inlay work, Bijapur jewellery, paintings and handlooms along with Lambani
jewellery, handlooms from Guledgudda. You can also buy some local hand-made
jewellery which would surely make for some great souvenirs to take back home.
Explore Options to Reach Badami
Before booking Badami holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you can
reach to this beautiful city of Odisha.
The nearest domestic airport is to Badami is Belgaum Airport (190 KM away)
and the closest international airports are Hyderabad Airport (413 KM away) and
Bangalore Airport (460 KM away). You can hire taxis or use bus services to reach
Badami from the airports.
Badami has its own railway station connecting the city to major cities in
Karnataka. Badami lies on the Hubli-Sholapur rail route.
Badami city is well connected to other cities of India via good motorable
roads to the major cities of South India such as Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
State transport buses ply regular bus service between these cities. So, choose any of
the traveling modes and enjoy comfortable Badami travel.