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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

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Address: Bhimbetka, Bhopal, India
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Description: The pre-historic cave paintings depict life in the Neolithic age.

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stepping into another time

I was in Bhopal on work but we decided to take an early morning trip to see the caves. This is not the first time I was visiting, but each time the visit is quite magical. You get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I was in Bhopal on work but we decided to take an early morning trip to see the caves. This is not the first time I was visiting, but each time the visit is quite magical. You get off the highway and start climbing, and very quickly the noise from the main road recedes. As you travel higher, the city... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Bhimbetka caves are one of the first documented sites that gave shelter to the proto-humans and they can be dated back to 1,00,000 years . While in Bhimbetka we had long discussion on how they decide datings that go back to 100,000 years back. We were told that tools recovered from this site during excavation were scientifically read for carbon... More 

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Bhopal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend-couple. Saw rock paintings and various caves. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Its a different world, avoid high summers as it is an outdoor site. U will need your own vehicle from bhopal.The place is about 3.5Km from Highway.

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

great illustrations of their daily life and their experiences in the woods. The ancestors did an amazing job both in the way they drew and the way they chose places that will not be touched by rain, strong winds and sharp light. Apart from that you can find equal number of Grey Langurs (it being situated in forest). So you... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A must visit. Its a fascinating insight into the lives of human kind more than 10,000 years ago. Its as if it was a popular metro since there are evidences of human life living their right through paeliolithic, mesolithic, chaleolithic to early historic, medieval and recent times. The rocks have weird shapes and look like mushrooms on top of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We drove to Bhimbetka in about an hour from Bhopal. Definitely hire a guide, as it's hard to find your way and understand the dates/techniques from a simple guide book. We spent about two hours here-- and really learned a great deal about history. The govt of MP has done a great job of preserving the site and making it... More 

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Excellent place to watch and observe how early men lives, how they paint. Excellent job done by ASI. Can see 10000BC paintings as done by early men. Srtange to watch different types and designs of cave. Would like to stay there as no problem of any maintenance or electricity / water scarcity. One hour road drive from Bhopal (Noor -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is good place but one can spend maximum upto 2 hours. Maintenance of this world heritage is at worst. One should not go there with lot of expectation. There are no facility except one MP tourist hotel in the near by area

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The excavation of this pre-historic place happened some three decades ago and is considered to hold rock fossils ranging from 2,500 years to 100,000 years old. The place is also considered a testimony of the evolution of mankind from Monkey to Ape to Home Sapien. This place is immersed in natural beauty and well maintained as well. Considered a world... More 

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Address: Bhimbetka, Bhopal, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Madhya Pradesh  >  Bhopal

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