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“Awesome place with history back to the human civilzation”

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
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Full-Day Private Tour from Bhopal to Bhojpur and...
Ranked #3 of 64 things to do in Bhopal
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Owner description: The pre-historic cave paintings depict life in the Neolithic age.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

i have been here when i was kid many many years back with my parents. its all green around in the jungle can do tracking and cave paintings and all.

Thank Rahul K
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Before the tips to visit, few words that will be of help if you haven't read up about this location. Bhimbetka is the OLDEST proof of human dwelling in the world history. The discovery of these in late 1950s shook up the way world civilisation & history had been perceived . Humans dwelled in this areas date as long as 30,000 years ago!! The paintings have survived all these millennia and tell us the story of their lives then.
Now few tips for the visit:
1. There are no refreshment/ cold drink shacks that you typically find on any tourist spot. But there is a good MPTDC cafeteria nearby serving meals and snacks freshly cooked on demand. This is about 800m before the rock area or rather at the train gate as you enter the forest zone.
2. Carry water with you though there are water taps available- not sure if that's good for drinking. There are decent toilets too(temporary enclosures)
3. The area falls within forest zone, so there are groups of monkeys and langoors inside, who are not intrusive but one may still need to be careful if carrying edible items.
4. Entry fee of 25/- per person or 300/- for a light motor vehicle/ car to be paid as soon as u enter the forest zone (that is where the rock shelters lie)
5. Wear comfortable shoes as you will have to walk around 1 km around the rocky trail.
6. The trail is well marked with due information boards around. One can read and make great sense of the immense beauty - otherwise it may have been very easy to miss the details on these rocks.
7. The shelter is open from sunrise to sunset. There are no specific operating timing.
8. The Area is on hill top and rocky. Which means there are very scanty trees. If going during the day, carry cap and sunglasses otherwise it may be difficult to walk around in the open sun.

6  Thank Vaishali G
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The caves of Bhimbetka were discovered in 1957 by an archaeologist from the University of Vikram, Ujjain, Dr. Vishnu Vacakar, who has moved too far from the beaten path and accidentally opened this place.
Rock paintings have numerous layers related to different epochs of time: from the Upper Paleolithic, Mesolithic to prehistoric, early historical and medieval periods. The most ancient scenes, which are believed to normally belong to the Mesolithic age. These magnificent paintings can be seen even on the ceiling of rock shelters, located at incredible heights.
Performed mainly in red and white colors, with occasional use of green and yellow with themes taken from the everyday events of the era ago, scenes usually depict hunters, dances, horses and elephants, animal battles, honey collections, body decorations, disguises, masks and various species of animals, etc. He depicts the details of social life for a long period of time when a person often visited these rock shelters.
Now this place is in perfect condition, and I would very much advise everyone, be sure to visit this wonderful place.

1  Thank Vladimir M
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

How far back into history one can go? Going back 35,000 years of Homo sapiens is really an exciting journey for anyone. Standing at a place which was under the ocean one upon a time .... now it has not a drop of water! Sedimentary rocks with caves and paintings on the walls .... one must go through and believe.

Thank Madan M
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

The place is just great, well maintained and wonderfully managed. Loved the place, it shows how thousand years back human used to express their feeling by drawing!!

Thank AK_GANG
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