On your tour to Karnataka, Badami should hold a prime place in your tour plans since its a rare sight to view the spectacular rock cut frescoes, carved statues, engraved ceilings and intricately carved and ornamented pillars. Known for its rich history and ancient architecture, Badami has a number of richly carved monuments and caves dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. It has four cave temples. Cave Two of Cave Temples Badami is the second of the caves to be carved and has images of Vishnu in his Varaha and Trivikrama incarnations.
Situated in the picturesque valley between two hills this ancient capital of the Chalukyas is famous for the four cave temples shaped out of sandstone rock from the hill. Dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva these temples in Badami are amazing pieces of Chalukyan art. Overlooking these temples is an artificial lake called the Bhutanath Lake named after the Bhutanath temples.
On the sandstone hill the Cave Two of Cave Temples Badami has images of Vishnu in his Varaha and Trivikrama incarnations. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu the second cave has bas-relief work of Vishnu in a dwarf form or in the huge dimension of 'Trivikrama' with one foot on the earth and another on the sky.
Vishnu in another form is portrayed as 'Varaha' or as a boar. Carvings of Vishnu riding on Garudaand surrounded with lotus flowers are beautifully carved and other scenes from puranas can be seen carved on the ceilings.