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For those bitten by the bug of bygone era that reflect our national heritage, Badami offers an incomparable experience of our past culture and antiquity. Situated in a picturesque country-side at the mouth of sand stone ravine, Badami symbolises a treasure house of architecture and temple sculpture.
Pulakesi I is the kind of ruler we today would call a dude. Back then, in the 6th century A.D, he built over a hundred temples across his kingdom, stopping briefly from time to time only to conquer and annex further kingdoms to his own. At the height of his reign, he ruled a vast swathe of the south of India, extending all the way to what is now Maharashtra in the west and Orissa in the east. And the architecture in his temples reflects the influences from diverse parts of his empire.
The caves that are cut out of sand stone rock are four in number, at different elevations.The first cave is acclaimed to be the oldest and is dated at 578 A.D. It has exquisite carvings of Lord Shiv with 18 arms depicting 81 mudras which are poses in classical dancing. There are also other avatars of Shiv as Ardhanariswara and Harihara. The second and third caves are devoted to Vishnu as Trivikrama and Adhisesha seated on the coiled serpent. The fourth cave situated at the top is exclusively sculpted with Jain idols of Parshwanatha and Lord Mahavir along with other Thirthankars.
Pattadakal is situated at a further distance of 22 kms. from Badami which was used as a second capital of the Chalukyas and was mainly intended for coronation of kings who ascended the throne.A large stone tablet has all the names of 99 kings whose coronation was conducted here starting from Chandragupta Maurya. The inscriptions are in Poorva Kannada (Old Kannada) and describe the chronology of events. The kings had experimented with different kinds of architecture in building temples and one can see the Benares,Orissa,Andhra and Dravidian styles all in one place which has no parallel any where else.
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The Tour will entail a course module of pre departure and post departure learning.
Departure 3rd Evening and
arrival back to bangalore by
06:00 am on Monday 6th January.
Air conditioned transfers departure from Central Bangalore.
Air Conditioned, clean and secure Stay.
Breakfasts and Gala Dinner (5th January) included.
Services of a multi lingual advanced Architectural/Art & History guide included.
Quest certificate of practical Education Included.