Badami in Karnataka

once the capital of the early Chalukyas, is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, Badami is famous for its cave temples - all hewn out of sandstone on the precipice of a hill.

Badami is an interesting place to visit in Karnataka with its artificial lake, ancient temples, Museum and Hindu and Jain caves carved in the Sandstone hills. The largest and most ornamental is the third cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Overlooking the cave temples is a reservoir dotted with temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva.

Also a must are the Bhutanath temples that lend their name to the lake beneath the cave temples.

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Undiscovered Karnataka
Karnataka is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the southwest. It has an area of 191,791 km² (74,051 sq mi) or 5.83% of the total geographical area of India. It is the eighth largest Indian state by area, the ninth-largest by population and comprises 29 districts. Kannada is the official and most widely spoken language.

Classical Karnataka & Kerala
Karnataka state is a fine mix of natural attractions and superb historic appeals to the temple lovers as well. wildlife enthusiasts, trekkers and beach bums, The state Karnataka consists of a narrow coastal strip backed by the monsoon - drenched the Western Ghats and the drier, cooler interior plateau that turns arid in the far north. While Kerala offers beautiful beaches, backwater trips along peaceful lagoons and canals, hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, and complex cultural customs.

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