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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Bhimbetka, Bhopal, India
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Ranked #2 of 35 attractions in Bhopal
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves
Description: The pre-historic cave paintings depict life in the Neolithic age.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Bangalore, India
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

just 46 km from Bhopal Bhimbetka is situated. On visiting the place our mouths were left open with awe as the findings made there are fantastic . The rocks have been eroded by natural forces ie wind water etc some 100,000 years old & the cave paintings made by cavemen from the Palaeolithic period till medieval period in the caves... More

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

1.It is an awesome place and 1 must visit if one is visiting bhopal 2.Its on the way to Bhopal from Pachmarhi...so if you can...visit this place in transit as it will hardly take up 1 hr of ur tym(otherwise from Bhopal by car..it will probably cost 1000) 3.Entry charges is probably 25/person for indians 4.Guide charges r 250(I would... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Families will love this little-known destination; wonderful carvings of animals and hunters that span many ages. Children will have fun looking for them; adults contemplating their historicity. A guide really isn't necessary.

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Reading, UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you are travelling from the Satpura national park to Bhopal, this is a small detour that is worth making. The site is well protected, with information in English as well as Hindi, and being able to see these very old rock paintings in situ is a very special experience.

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New Delhi, India
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74 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

As everything in India worth to see, to visit Bhimbetka is quite a trip. But this one is definitely worth it. The paintings on the rocks are exactly what you learned about in textbooks. There are many other places like this in India - one near Bundi we've had the pleasure to visit - but this one is well kept,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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116 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It's worth taking a guide so as to properly appreciate the artwork and its significance. A decent lens is worthwhile to ensure high quality pictures result. Overall it's well worth the effort to get here, and the 250 INR charge for foreigners.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Bhimbetka rock shelters are a world heritage site. Here one can see the rock shelters where ancient man lived. Its more than 15-20000 years old in heritage. The paintings made by ancient man on the walls on the rocks are worth seeing. MP Tourism has done a great job in maintaining the place and also putting up proper walking paths... More

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117 reviews 117 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This place contains 15 rock shelters occupied by early men containing cultural sequences from Lower Paleolithic to Mesolithic. By some estimates these could date back to 100,000 years BC. Shelter 4 has an elaborate painting consisting of 252 animals of 16 species. The place was brought to the notice of the world by V S Wakankar from Vikram University Ujjain... More

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