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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

explored this place on my recent visit to bhopal, truly amazed by how well this place has been preserved by the government of MP.

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Bhimbetka is a nature's wonder and is worth the visit... If you like history and archielogy then a must visit. The place is very close to Bhopal about 1 hour drive. Do take a guide if you want to see some not so visible art form and understand the transition/evolution. The place can easily take about 1-2 hours of your... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

An hour or so from Bhopal these world heritage cave sites are one of a kind, spanning a habitation of over thousands of years. Drawings of animals, humans, war pictures, dance pictures etc adorn these stone walls. For people studying ancient art forms, this place is an absolute must. for pictures and write up visit the blog heritage-traveller.blogspot.in

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The paintings in the shelters, dating from around 10,000 years ago through to historic times, were moving and fascinating and set in a beautiful landscape.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

if you have half a day in Bhopal...please ensure that you go to these brilliant pre-historic caves....worth the place!

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

If you are in Bhopal - which in itself was a pleasant surprise for us having gone with no expectations - you should definitely take a few hours to go visit Bhimbetka. It is a UNESCO world heritage site - only one of three in MP. Amazing journey into the past...very well maintained..and enjoyable for kids as well. You can... More

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Bhopal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Bhimbetka, a rocky mountain, near Bhopal, the Capital of Madhya Pradesh, India is about an hour's drive. Bhopal is well connected by Rail and road with both Delhi and Mumbai. The place is famous for the paintings on the rocks more than 10000 years back, some of those are still clearly visible. Better to have a government guide to get... More

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Gujarat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place must be visited if you are in or near Bhopal.The simple cave paintings depict the life and times of the ancestors of our species.Fortunately,these rock shelters and the cave paintings are relatively well preserved,which is not very common in India.

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Delhi,India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

rock paintings as old as 30000 years and caves around 100,000 years old! around 1.5 hours from Bhopal; will require 2-3 hours to explore this beautiful place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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