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.
Badami, Karnataka 587201
Monsoon : Maximum: 31 Minimum: 21
Summer : Maximum: 35 Minimum: 25
Winter : Maximum - 28 Minimum - 15
Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (November to February)
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