Bangalore Badami road distance is about 500km. There are two main road routes to Badami from Bangalore. The first is via Hospet (distance: 454km) and the second is via Hubli (distance: 510km)
Road Route 1 : Bangalore to Badami via Hubli( distance 510km ) : Bangalore -- 68km --> Tumkur Bypass --131km --> Chitradurga Bypass -- 58km --> Davangere -- 39km --> Ranebennur -- 35km --> Haveri -- 77km --> Hubli -- 60km --> Nargund -- 26km --> Kulageri Cross -- 20km --> Badami
Road Route 2 : Bangalore to Badami via Hospet ( distance 454km ) : Bangalore -- 68km --> Tumkur Bypass --131km --> Chitradurga Bypass --124km --> Hospet -- 63km --> Kushtagi -- 26km --> Gajendragad -- 8km --> Sudi -- 29km --> Banashankari Temple -- 5km --> Badami
The Hubli route is a bit longish, but it is 4 lane highway all the way from Bangalore up to Hubli (for about 400km on NH4) and then 2 lane NH and state roads from Hubli to Badami ( the last 100km).
From Hubli take diversion to NH218 towards Bijapur. At Kulageri Cross leave NH218 and take the right diversion to Badami Road.
The Hospet route is same till Chitradurga ( NH4 ), then take the diversion to NH13 towards Hospet. NH13 too is 4 lane, but with heavy traffic and varying road conditions, esp around the Hospet area. Take this route, if Hampi too is in your agenda. Don't miss to take the right diversion after Gajendragad take the right diversion. You can drive via Ron also.
On either routes, you'll need plan for about 10-11 hours of drive Bangalore to Badami route by road.
You may also want to explore Bangalore to Badami by bus or even Bangalore to Badami trains.
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.
Dedicated after Shiva, Kadasiddheswara Temple is the first temple you will be visiting as you enter the Pattadakal site. In size this temple is much smaller than say the Virupaksha Temple or the Mallikarjuna Temple , located further deep in the site. Possibly this temple was constructed during the regime of the Chalukya king Vijayaditya (696 - 733 CE). And this temple remains as an example of one of the earliest experiments the Chalukya clans did in the temple architecture. Otherwise this is built in what is called the Nagara style of architecture.
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.