The Badami caves are carved out of the red hills near Agastya lake in Badami, Karnataka. The caves are dedicated to different sects of religion that include Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Jainism. Badami caves see international travelers flocking the site to look at the exquisite carvings and sculptures. The walls, pillars, and ceilings in the cave are covered with popular tales of Hindu gods, mythical creatures, and visual puns. Built by the Chalukyas in the 7th century AD, Badami caves are considered to be one of the earliest examples of Indian rock-cut architecture.