About Caves at Badami

Archaeological Museum of India in Badami is one of the major attractions in the town. The museum captivates you with its natural glory as much as its sculptures, rock-cut monuments, and cave temples. It consists of four galleries: the first two are open galleries that showcase the idols and images of Lord Shiva and Vishnu in different forms, Lord Ganesha sculptures, several scenes narrated in Bhagwat Gita. While taking a tour of the museum, one can see the ancient inscriptions made between 6th and 16th centuries and Lajja-Gauri figurines of a fertility cult. It houses several sculptures and artifacts from the Rashtrakutas and Chalukyan dynasties (550-950 A.D.) and medieval period (8th-18th century C.E.). Nestled in the beautiful veranda, the last gallery exhibits an attractive pair of Dwarapalaka images and inscriptions. Also, this new gallery displays several epigraphs and artifacts. A visitor can also visit some of the other nearby attractions such as the Badami Cave Temple, Agastya Tirtha Tank and Bhutanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Banashankari bestowed to Goddess Parvati.

Monument Information


Badami, Karnataka 587201

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Nearest Airport is Belgaum (150 kms) and the nearest international airport is at Bangalore (504 kms).
  • Nearest Railway Station :Badami Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Hospet Ksrtc Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 31 Minimum: 21

    Summer : Maximum: 35 Minimum: 25

    Winter : Maximum - 28 Minimum - 15

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (November to February)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • City Tours
  • Photography

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax