Most of the hotels in Badami are around the town square , on the main road of Badami, the Station Road (SH133). It's ideal to make Badami as your base as Pattadakal and Aihole have very limited choices. Checkout the websites of the hotels listed for tariff , email and telephone contacts. Most accepts advance reservation.
Some of the luxury type hotels accepts booking over the hotel booking websites like makemytrip.com, tripadviser.in etc
Budget hotels in Badami
Hotel Anand Deluxe : This hotel is on the station road near to the KSRTC bus station.
Hotel New Anand Delux : Located behind Anand Delux
Shri Laxmi Vilas Hotel : Close to the Agastyathirta Tank on the Station Road.
Hotel New Satkar : Opposite to Anand Delux on the Station Road
Mookambika Delux : Opposite to the KSRTC Bus station on the Station road
Royal Deluxe Lodge: Near Badami bus station
KSTDC Hotel Mayura Chalukya : Karnataka state run hotel. You can book rooms online at kstdc.net.
Luxury hotels in Badami
Hotel Badami Court : Upscale hotel near Badami Caves. Located on the Ramdurg Road. Attached Multi-cuisine Pulikeshi Restaurant
Hotel RajSangam International : Located opposite to the Badami bus station, , most of the attractions in Badami is at a short walk from Hotel Rajsangam (hotelrajsangaminternational.com )
The Heritage Resort: This resort in Badami is located on the Station road between Badami town and Railway Station. The Heritage Resort has both cottage type and room type accommodations. (theheritage.co.in)
Krishna Heritage : About 2km from the Badami Caves site, this is a cosy resort type place to stay in Badami. Located on the Ramdurg Road.You'll pass this resort on you left, if you are driving from Hubli side. (krishnaheritagebadami.com)
Lord Shiva slaying Andhakasura, the blind demon, is a popular mythological theme carved on many Shiva Temples. At Pattadakal you can see a giant image in the south side of the Galaganatha Temple. The story goes like this. While in the mount Mandhara a baby was born to Parvati and Shiva. Shiva was in a meditating posture and Parvati closed his eyes mischievously from behind. The boy appeared out of Parvati's sweat. Shiva explains to Parvati that since his eyes were closed, the baby was born blind and calls him Andhaka (the blind). Since he posed devilish qualities he was called Andhakasura (the blind demon ).
Galaganatha Temple dedicated to lord Shiva is a compact yet strikingly unique temple in Pattadakal. The most striking part of the Galaganatha Temple is its dexterously executed tower and the fluted final atop. Most likely the Galaganatha Temple was built around 750 CE during the regime of the early Chalukya king Vikramaditya II.
Well, this is piece for those of you who are new to the concepts of Hinduism. To that extend this is an oversimplified narration to make the understanding easier. For those who are keen to know more, the scope and resources are endless. So that's a disclaimer to begin with! Though it is referred with a single common name , Hinduism, it is in fact a conglomeration of many sects, sub sects , often with its own pantheons, beliefs and religious practices. Unlike many religions, Hinduism doesn't have definite a founder. The religion practically 'evolved' over 4000 years or so into its present form.