Agastya Lake – A view from the north side showing the dam, Badami caves, and fort
The image shows a view of the Agastya Lake, also known as the Agastya Teertha, captured from the north side. The Agastya Lake is located in the valley between the northern and southern sandstone hills of Badami in Karnataka, India. Here is another view of the Agastya Lake captured from the Badami caves.
As you can see from the image, the dam is on the right, and the northern red sandstone hills are at the far end. If you expand the image, you can see Cave – 1 and Cave – 4. Cave – 2 and Cave – 3 are hidden by the rocks.
At the top of the hills, you can see the Badami Fort built in 543 CE by Pulakeshi I of the Chalukya dynasty, and a watch tower built in the 18th century by Tippu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore. Tippu Sultan rebuilt and expanded the fort after he took over Badami.
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