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The ancient town of Vatapi, now called 'Badami', is a major tourist destination that lies in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka state in India. Natives believe that the town has derived its name from its 'Almond' (badam) coloured stones. The town lies in a gorge down the red sandstone mount that encircles the Agastya Lake. Visiting the town and witnessing the rock-carved temples and magnificent sceneries forms an inseparable part of Badami sightseeing itinerary.
The globally famous Badami Cave Temples are rock-cut structures depicting high level architectural and artistic magnificence. These rock-carved shrines are considered as the architectural masterpieces carved during the reign of early Chalukyas from 6th to 8th century. The town hosts four cave temples that belong to different sects such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and serve as an expression of secularism prevalent during historical periods. Tourists also get to see finely carved images of Hindu deities in these deep Badami caves.
Tourists going on a Badami tour must visit the majestic Badami Fort that lies near the Bhuthnath Temple. This fort stands high atop the mount opposite the marvellous Badami Cave Temples. To reach the fort, tourists have to stride over a steep inclination that offers scenic view of the town and holds several tiny shrines.
The other places to visit in Badami town include numerous Shivalayas, the Dattatreya Temple, the ancient Mallikarjuna Temple and a Dargarh. Those interested in archaeology can also visit the 'Archaeological Museum', which is replete with sculptures from the town and nearby areas. Adventure lovers too get adequate opportunities to gratify their hunger as the red sandstone cliffs in Badami draw climbers from all over the world.