Badami is a small town in the Bagalkot district of the South Indian state of Karnataka. The place has gained repute for its architectural designs dating back to the ancient times when it was the capital of the Chalukya dynasty. The town was established by Pulikeshi II in 540 AD.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging is Hubli at a distance of 106 km. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mahima Residency Hotel (tariff – Rs. 700), Metropolis Hotel (tariff – Rs. 900), Swathi Hotel (tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of Badami is Kannada. Marathi is also spoken at times due to the area’s proximity with Maharashtra.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town is rich and abundant with a lot of historic sites and structures. Some of the places which are worth visiting are the Badami Fort, the Mallikarjuna group of temples, the Bhuthanatha temple complex, the Agastya Lake and others.
How to Get There
Belgaum Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 150 km.
The Bagalkot Railway Station, located around 35 km away, is the closest railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the town has a lot of significance in the national arena for its tourist sites. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race, among whom SRS Travels is one. Avail of bus booking offer when you book your tickets through TicketGoose’s mobile apps.