last episode was travelling here from goa . at the bottom of the page you will find an hours worth of video footage showing temples , roads , town , wildlife , lakes etc along with overlaid descriptive captions on the video .
firstly some of the local wildlife next to my hotel , including giant fruit bats in the trees . then a few scenes from badami town . there are pretty much zero western tourists here , i only saw 2 german guys in a few days of being here , nobody else . what a great getaway and adventure it is . theres no meat , no partys , and you can barely even get a beer .
but this is what i travelled all that way for , fantastic temples , lakes and caves . the scale of it is huge . words cannot do it justice . Badami formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for its rock cut structural temples. It is located in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake. Badami has been selected as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India. check out the pictures and videos below .
so i left badami and travelled about 15 miles and 30 minutes drive to pattadakal , its not far and a fairly easy farm road most of the way there to the next town .
this is pattadakal , more temples and a tiny town much smaller than badami . Pattadakal also spelled Paṭṭadakallu is a World Heritage site, a village and an important tourist centre in the state of Karnataka and is located on the left bank of the Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district and is 22 km from Badami and 514 km from Bangalore. It is 22 km from Badami and about 10 km from Aihole, both of which are well known for Chalukya monuments. Pattadakal, site where Badami Chalukya kings were coronated, was the capital of the Chalukya dynasty of Karnataka in Southern India between the 6th and 8th centuries. Pattadakal is a great centre of Chalukya art and architecture, noted for its temples and inscriptions. According to inscriptions, the place was known by the names Kisuvolal (Red Town – mostly mountains near pattadakal gave this name).
and arrived back to badami just as an unusual sunset was taking place
well worth the long drive to get here . i will do some more places in the next episode !
THIS IS BADAMI , AND THE JOURNEY TO PATTADAKAL
THIS IS A DRONE CAMERA WITH SOME UNIQUE FOOTAGE OVER BADAMI
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