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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Bhimbetka, Bhopal, India
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Ranked #1 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Bhopal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went early to avoid the heat and had a great time. It is very clean, well maintained, and has many well placed signs describing the rocks. A must-see if you visit Bhopal as it is only a 1.5 hour drive from the citt

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Brilliant.. I would say.. If you think this is just a piece of big rock, then it might not interest you. There's something similar to this in Karnataka (Yaana)... but this one was very good.. There are about 15 rock shelters and they are clearly numbered.. Also, don't worry about lunch/dinner. There's a MP tourism hotel (Retreat).. you can find... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

When you realize that people had been living in these caves thirty thousand years ago, you are awed. Youstart. Wondering what their lives must have lbeen and what the landscape must have looked like with all the animals roaming the grasslands and the mountainside. Kudos to the ASI for maintaining the place so well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

As reported by UNESCO the place is a world heritage site a place one should not miss when in Bhopal. The rocks, the carvings, the paintings themselves depict the sea level during the evolution of man. Can be visited in season, can be said as half day visit and remaining day can be spent at Bhojpur Temple on the way... More

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