Badami is a small town in Karnataka most famous for its
Badami Cave Temples. Originally the capital of Badami Chalukyas, these are an
incredible example of an ancient type of Indian rock-cut architecture also
known as “Badami Chalukya Architecture”. Today, tourists from all over India flock to
see these magnificent structures and spend the day hiking around the sandstone
hills. In total there are four different caves and each has their own unique
style and feel. Visit Badami if you
crave a truly unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else in India.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Badami with ease! The best way to get there is via the AH47/NH4. Follow this road until you reach NH218 and take it to Badami Road. From there continue along this road until you reach your destination. The entire trip is roughly 511KM and should take about 8 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Badami however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Badami in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
order to get the most out of your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you
have the freedom to explore Badami as you please. No need to negotiate with
rickshaw drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you
Here are some places nearby Badami:
Cave Temples: If you have ventured all the way from Bangalore to Badami, the cave temples are a must see. There are four main caves; the first is dedicated to Shiva, the second and third are dedicated to Vishnu, and the final cave has Jain depictions. Entrance is Rs. 100 for foreigners and Rs. 5 for Indians.
Climbing: The sandstone hills of Badami are absolutely perfect for climbing. Often compared to Hampi, many avid rock-climbers will come to Badami to avoid the crowds and tourists of Hampi.
Insiders Tip: Take a boat ride to get amazing pictures of the caves from the water!
The best time to visit Badami is from September to February