Climbing in Badami

Badami is located 150km North West of Hampi, and is home to some of the best sport climbing in India. With routes ranging from 5b to 8b+, there is something in Badami for every rock climber, amateur to pro. The climbing is on amazing orange sandstone walls. Badami is a small town in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka state of India with a population of 32000 (in 2016). Badami, a capital city during the Chalukyan era in 6th century, is a renowned tourist destination in Karnataka because of its Cave Temples. Mesmerizing natural landscapes, rocky terrain, intricate carvings in cave temples, vibrant life in the older core of the settlement lends the place a unique character.

Badami map

Badami topos

131 routes in 1 crag


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Travel info

Best season

Climbing is possible year round, the best season is in winter between October and February.

How to get there?

Fly to Hubli (100km), Belgaum (150km), Goa (250km),... Badami is well connected by train and bus.

Where to sleep?

Various options in town

Other activites

Indian Temples and architecture, cave temples, the world heritage site of Pattadakal.

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