Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, is a town in the Bagalkot District of Karnataka in India. The place is famous for its rock cut cave temples and was the capital of the Badami Chalukyas in the 6th century. It is located beside the Agastya Lake and has been chosen as one of the sites for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana by the government of India.
Many inscriptions and sculptures can be seen in the site of Badami, which has various temples and statues spread across the site. Bhutanatha group of temples and Yellama temple are some of the temples in this site. They have many rock-cut sculptures of Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, Buddha, Jain Gods, etc. The site also has a Badami tank, which is a large water reservoir. The Badami cliffs are famous among climbers from around the world who get to see the panoramic view of the lake and other structures.