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)
The history of Chalukyas is a bit complicated with controversies and ambiguities ; and often riddled with myths and legends. Complicated, because there were many dynasties ( to be specific three ) shared the name Chalukya. Before going further into this, let's first see where was this Chalukya Empire, as it is often referred, existed in India. Those of you with an understanding of the India's geography , imagine the Indian heartland bordered by two rivers - Narmada in the north and Kaveri in the south. Well, what lies between these two rivers was practically the span of Chalukyan Empire at its peak.
The Virupaksha Temple of Pattadakal signifies the high watermark of the Early Chalykyan architecture. This temple was built in commemoration to the victory of the Chalykyas over the Pallavas of the Kanchipuram.
Chalukya Express connects Mumbai with Bangalore. That is Chalukya Express operates between Yesvantpur Junction in Bangalore and Dadar in Mumbai.The train is named so because its route passes is right through the erstwhile Chalukya Empire heartland.
Golgumbaz Express (Train Number 6535 / 6536) is a tri-weekly express train between Solapur and Bangalore( Yesvantpur Junction). In the Yesvantpur to Solapur route it is called Solapur Express and in the return route it is called Golgumbaz Express.
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 ).