Badami is a beautiful town in Karnataka where the tourists can get all the pleasures of a much awaited holiday. Badami is considered to be one of the oldest towns in Karnataka which has a rich culture. Badami encapsulates immense natural beauty as it lies between sandstone cliffs and the picturesque Agasthyathirtha Lake. Badami had been the ancient capital of the western Chalukyas.
How to reach Badami
Badami, the beautiful town is situated on the Hubli-Sholapur rail route which is exactly 163 kms from Bijapur and 128 kms from Hubli.
The airport lying nearest to Badami is Belgaum which lies150 kms away from the town. But in order to travel to Badami from outside the country it is desirable that the tourists travel across Bangalore.
To reach Badami via Bangalore:
Everyday many flights fly to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Goa and Thiruvananthapuram and other cities to Hyderabad.
Airlines taking you to Bangalore are as follows:
- Indian Airlines
- Jet Airways
There are direct international flights from Bangalore to Muscat, Sharjah and Singapore. There are many international flights from Bangalore via Mumbai, namely the flights to the Gulf countries, Paris, London, New York and Singapore. The advantage is that you can go through the customs and immigration checks in relative peace at the Bangalore airport.
International Airlines connecting to Bangalore:
- Air France
- Air India
- British Airways
- Malaysia Airlines
Bangalore is well connected to the rest of the country by broad gauge rail services. There are two major railway stations in Bangalore namely The Bangalore City Railway Station and Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station. Railway from Bangalore is connected to all major cites like New-Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Mumbai and Hyderabad You can get full information about the trains from Bangalore City Railway Station.
- Enquiry Telephone: 131
- Arr. & Dep: 134
- Reservations Telephone: 132
The reservation and enquiry office remains open from Monday to Saturday between 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. On Sundays, this office remains functional from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Bangalore lies at the junction of National. Highway 4, 7 and 48 that connects it to all parts of the country with good roads. All neighboring State Road Transport Corporations, from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa, connect the city with their respective states. In addition the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation also runs reciprocal services to all parts of the state as well as inter-state services.