Badami & around April 19th 2008 After the remnants of the Vijayanagar capital and the intricate carvings the Hoysala temple art, I took a bus to check out the cave temples at Badami and the 2 ancient capitals of the Chalukyas in Aihole and in Pattadakal. The temples were my first introduction to Hindu and Jain cave temple art, and enjoyed it accordingly.
Hovewer the highlight of the day was the countless invitations to weddi ... read more
Asia » India » Karnataka » Badami The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more