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

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Takes you back in time

Could manage this trip on my fourth visit to MP. It's unbelievable. But be sure to take a guide, it's not very costly. Try to go early to get some solitude. The final stretch of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Could manage this trip on my fourth visit to MP. It's unbelievable. But be sure to take a guide, it's not very costly. Try to go early to get some solitude. The final stretch of road is really bad though.

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Bhopal, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The paintings, many of which are as old as 10000 years, are spell bounding.....one wonders how they were conceptualised with such details, or how the paints have sustained the pangs of time and weather for so long..... The only problems I observed are- 1) The toilets are a bit difficult to access through steps. 2) There are no convenience shop... More 

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Bhopal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

rocks in form of shelter, filled with ancient art supposed to be made by early humans or alike. the place is near to bhopal and has very good connectivity.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very well worth a visit from Bhopal. Has a local guide named Vimal at the site who gives a decent interpretation of the place. Otherwise also you can do a self guided visit. Dont deter your visit due to high temperature of Bhopal during summers, this place is cooler than you can imagine. You can find some Mouse tailed Bats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Near Bhopal the rock shelters with the paintings are very interesting. We spent about 1.5 hours in the area and looked at all the rock shelters. It is amazing to see how people lived in the BC. It is great that the government is restoring this monument. I had never heard about Bhimbetka and realised that it was very well... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Not easy to get to without a car but well worth the effort. a trail has been laid out linking 15 of the best caves showing a range of paintings produced over the past 10,000 years. There are interpretation boards to help you get started but once your eye's adapt you will find hundreds of paintings for yourself. Please do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Well laid out paths and signs. A very nice site which is well worth visiting. Rock Paintings going back to stone Age - 3 to 4000 years old

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The pre-historic Neolithic age cave paintings depicted to their living. Wow the images from my history books came alive .. Just be safe & there misght be some wild animals as well around, just go with your guide... Do not visit alone ...

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It is 45 Km from Bhopal. It is in the opposite direction as Sanchi. So it is difficult to finish both of them on the same day. You get buses from Bhopal Bus stand, but these buses are really old and rickety. They also get jam packed as you keep moving out of the city limits. Bhimbetka is not such... More 

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Freeport, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A beautiful place but unkempt and uncared for. No one to watch over it for misuse. Needs government control.

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