1. Badami, Karnataka

Towering sandstone cliffs glow in the evening light as the craggy hillocks surround you, dwarfing you to a tiny speck. Badami is strictly not just for heritage buffs, even though ... more 
1. Badami, Karnataka

Towering sandstone cliffs glow in the evening light as the craggy hillocks surround you, dwarfing you to a tiny speck. Badami is strictly not just for heritage buffs, even though you go back in time in this ancient Chalukyan capital, Vatapi, where sculptors carved on rock-cut caves and created a montage of deities in stone. The emerald-hued Agasthya Teertham flows in the town and is bordered by several temples. Badami was fortified and a walk up to the Shivalaya is one of the best experiences as you trudge along the path of the ancient Chalukyans who built these temples atop the hills. less 
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Wed, Jan 2, 2013 2:00 AM EST