Badami going students can have their industrial visit in Bagalkot district; Bagalkot forms the twelfth largest economy of state of Karnataka with prominent industries like Agro, Cement, cotton, Dairy, granite and textiles contributing significantly, the main industrial players in the region includes Kanoria Industries Ltd, Jyoti Cement, Bagalkot co-operative spinning mill ltd, Godhawari and Jamkhandi sugar mills ltd, Banhatti co-operative spinning mill, Dempo diary industries ltd etc. there are other small scale industries also in Bagalkot region like, Ceramic Tile Industry, tyre industry, Stone Cutting And polishing Industry, bangles, Match Stick Industries, Agarbatti Industries, Plastic Bag Industries etc.
Known as Vatapi in ancient India, Badami was once the capital of the Chalukyas who rose to power in much of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the middle of the 6th century AD. Its claim to world fame lies in the magnificent rock-cut cave temples built by the Early Chalukyas who is great temple builders.
The Badami temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and the Jain Tirthankaras, displaying the secular nature of the Chalukyas of Vatapi or modern Badami. These temples are known for profusion of symbolic and mystical carvings of the highest order.
Sights to See
Located half a kilometer from the Badami town are a group of four cave temples carved out of the hill opposite the Badami Fort. The Chalukyan king, Mangalesa was responsible for the completion of these artificial cave temples. The Chalukyas, sworn enemies of the Pallavas of Kanchi, modern Kanchipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, rose to power in much of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the middle of the 6th century AD.
How would you like to travel?
- 132 km from Bijapur
- 108 km from Hospet
- 128 km from Hubli
- 359 km from Panaji
- 499 km from Bangalore
- 70 km from Gadag
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- Bagalkot Cement and Industries Ltd.
- Bagalkot co-operative spinning mill ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Aihole (44 km)
The wonderful monuments found at Aihole are mute spectator of the glory of the Chalukyas of Badami. The first great ruler of the dynasty was Pulikeshin I (543-66 A.D) who performed the ashwamedha (horse sacrifice) after vanquishing many rulers including those of the Kadamba dynasty. He made Vatapi (modern Badami in Bagalkot district) his capital. His grandson, Pulikeshin II (609-42) built a vast empire which extended from Narmada in the north to the Cauveri in the south. He is credited with checking the southern march of Harshvandhana of Kannauj.
Guledgud (24 km)
The place is famous for Shri Krishna Yogashram that draws thousands of people who come here to learn different techniques of Yoga.
Naganath Temple ( 10 km)
Embellished by intricate carvings and beautiful murals, this ancient shrine it is believed to have been built by Yudhishthira and is considered to be the first of the twelve sacred jyotirlingas.
Mahakuta (14 km)
Known for a group of temples built by Chalukya rulers, the place draws devotees in large number.
Pattadakal (22 km)
With its beautifully chiselled temples, this World Heritage Site on the banks of the Malaprabha River is a testimony to the richness of the Chalukyan architecture. The important temples are Khadasiddheshwara Temple, Jambulinga Temple, Galaganatha Temple, Sangmeshwara Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple and Virupakesha Temple.