Badami is a small town which is situated in Bagalkot District of Karnataka state. This town was once the royal capital of the Chalukyas and is now a peaceful place with many temples, sacred tanks, monuments and cultural heritages. This town is situated on red soil land with red arenaceous rocks surrounding the city.
During the rule of Chalukyas on Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh they made Badami their capital and ruled the states from 610-642 AD. The Chalukiyan people are considered to be the best architects of their time as they built few incredible temples inspired from Dravidian Temple patterns. The architecture has the specialty of carving out the temples from single rock with elaborative designs and idols.
In Badami city one can find 4 cave temples with sacred tanks which are built out from big old red rocks which are found in this region. Various festivals which held in this city attract lots of tourists to take dip in the holy tanks which are considered sacred by the people. One who loves to explore the place with old architecture, cultural diversity and traditional arts can visit this city which will provide all of it at one place.