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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Bhimbetka, Bhopal, India
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Bhopal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves
Description: The pre-historic cave paintings depict life in the Neolithic age.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

take your kids for sure.. it will educate them on early lives of human and give them understanding of our primitive art forms.. the caves are very peaceful and offer spots to sit in shades which are very cool and breezy.. good to meditate... good to go and spent hours talking with your spouse..

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Jabalpur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

these are a collection of unique prehistoric paintings depicting the life of that era. it is spread over a huge area full of rocks showing the presence of a small township. the place is easily accessible from bhopal on the way to pachmarhi and worth the half an hour spent on the way.

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Indore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Amazing place about 60 kms from bhopal. It's a place kids would love. Consisting of 15 caves And about 1.7 kms walk. Carry a good camera for pics which when seen again at home bring back good memories. Superb location with awesome view. In between a thick forest which shouldn't be ventured into!

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LEWISBURG
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are visiting Bhopal and/or Sanchi, you should include Bimbetka. It is located in pretty rural countryside with nearby villages that are interesting to visit. The tall, massive rocks contain primitive paintings made by ancient peoples that depict their life.

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Top Contributor
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Its quite a few kms away from Bhopal....will take an hr to reach there. Dont forget to take drinking water along. Bhimbetka...name origin..."Bhim Vatika"...that is the garden where Pandav putra Bhim used to take lectures during his Agyatvaas. There are scripts over the rocks...many diagrams and few historical languages .....this is of archeological importance. Although rocky, the place is serene... More

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Jodhpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I visited this place with my wife and kid and we all liked this place very much. We all admired the paintings and exploring the paintings was quite an adventure. This place gave us some information about ancestor’s lifestyle and how they used arts for expression of different matters. You must choose the month of March or April for visiting... More

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Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The rock shelters of Bhimbetka describes the history of our ancestors,their creativity,the culture,transition from one phase to other.The natural formation of rocks in different shapes like tortoise,vulture,human face is mesmerising.Amazing place

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited above place One has to have around two/three hours if you want to explore all the paintings. the place is a must visit to see how earlier people used to live and express their thoughts and ongoing events through paintings. well worth visit. You can take a break at M.P tourism joint next to the railway crossing while coming... More

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Delhi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Extremely well cared for. It was a pleasure to see those ancient rock paintings so well protected. I kept returning to the views from A Passage to India while I was there.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The rock art here is spectacular! There is so much to see. There are animals, hunting scenes, parties, all of it so vivid and so ancient. The art tells the story of how our ancestors lived. It is worth the time it takes to get here and to spend here.

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