The rock-cut cave temples of Badami in northern Karnataka date back to the days of the Chalukya dynasty, which ruled the region from the 6th to 8th centuries. The architecture is a blend of the north Indian Nagara style and the south Indian Dravidian style.
Ancient Indian wall relief of dancing Shiva at cave Temple No.1 in Badami. The cave temple was built around 578 CE, during the reign of the Badami Chalukya dynasty. Photo courtesy & taken by Dineshkannambadi, Badami, Karnataka, India
The Badami cave temples are a complex of temples located at Badami, a town in the Bagalkot District in the north part of Karnataka, India. They are considered an example of Indian rock-cut architecture.The temples are composed of four caves, all carved out of the soft Badami sandstone on a hill cliff in the late 6th to 7th centuries.