Badami Caves

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General Information

Timings :

The places are open from 8 am to 6 pm.   The earlier you start the better.

Entry charges :

Some places are FREE entry and some places are charged. We are not mentioning the charges here as it may change when you visit. Please check on the ASI website for more details.

Dress Ethics :

There are no prescribed details.  Its warm here throughout the year. Use comfortable clothing.

Photography is allowed inside.



There are Paid Public Toilets around the area.


You can wear footwear to most places.

Cloak Room

There is no facility for keeping things. You can carry your backpack to keep your things with you.


Parking can be done around the streets. No specific parking spots.


  • Best to carry an Umbrella /Cap / Hat:    The place is all open air.  This area being tropical weather, it tends to get very warm during the day and is very hot during the summers as there is practically no shade anywhere in the temple.
  • Carry your earphones/headphones
  • Power bank / Battery pack for your phone
  • Data network – you will have a longer battery time if you are off the mobile data network. So when you are using the audio guide, you may want to get off the network.

The Basics

It is good to refresh our memory on these basics.  In South India, almost all of the key monuments will have references to gods, goddesses and mythological tales.  Knowing these will help one appreciate the work by artists.


The rise of this empire saw the birth of efficient administration, overseas trade and commerce and the development of a new style of architecture called “Chalukyan architecture”.