The capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 AD to 757 AD, Badami was known by the fanciful name Vatapi. After the foundation of the Chalukya Empire in 500 AD, the Chalukya King Pulakeshi fabricated a fortification at Vatapi and made it the kingdom’s prized capital.
The city is popular for its few archeological landmarks that the Badami Chalukyas constructed. Most structures epitomize the particular Dravidian design styles.
The city went under the rule of the different kingdoms and administrations like the Vijaynagar Empire, Adil Shahi Dynasty, Mughals, Marathas, Mysore Kingdom and the British. Here’s the rundown of the best places you can visit in Badami.