The Badami Fort is steeped in the history of the Chalukyas and the Pallavas, its entrance guarded by a statue of a bull in Hindu mythology named Nandi.. This imposing fort is spread across two hillswith the AgasthyaTeertha in between and therefore named north and south forts..
It is believed that once upon a time, North Fort housed Tipu Sultan’s treasury. The steps which lead to the forts are steep and strenuous and hence one has to be careful while climbing them. An entire wall in the fort covered with paintings depicting mythological tales and showcase beautiful sculptures of elephants and horses. The fort also houses granaries and a watchtower believed to have been built in the 14th century.