Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Bhopal: Address, Phone Number, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Reviews: 4.5/5

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
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The pre-historic cave paintings depict life in the Neolithic age.
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Anika S
Navi Mumbai, India2,795 contributions
Dec 2021
Bhimbetka ( Bhim+ Baithak... Literal translation - Bhima's Seat ). Bhima was one of the Pandava brothers from Mahabharat.

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters is a UNESCO World Heritage Archeological site located at Raisen district near Bhopal. These rock shelters and caves are supposedly more than 100,000 years old!

The angles at which some of these massive rocks are resting is incredible.
This site contains the world's oldest stone walls and floors with carvings / paintings.
The entire area is neatly demarcated into Rock Shelters. Each Shelter has a brief description of what can be expected . However it was difficult to spot the paintings etc at many places as they have faded .
Nonetheless , a hidden Gem... definitely Recommended!

The place has a lot of steps ... senior citizens and toddlers may have issue walking up and down. During monsoons it may be slippery too. Food and water etc are not available in the premises .
We went recently , there were many people roaming about without masks .
Security should ensure people should follow the pandemic protocol like masks and social distancing which was missing .
Written 2 January 2022
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Rakesh Khare
Bhopal, India500 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
It's a nice place to visit. Old rock paintings are visible. In some of the rocks the painting has faded and maintenance and preservation work is in process.
One important aspect is that when you visit there try to keep water and cold drinks plus eatables as these items are not available there. The only place where you will get food items is the MP Tourism hotel down below near Railway crossing after you exit the forest entry gate.
There is a nominal entry fee per vehicle /per passenger.
Written 10 December 2021
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raja m
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Excellent place to see pre historic cave painting. No tourist facilities at site. Not suitable for children below 10 and elders. ASI has maintained the site well.
Written 28 November 2021
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Ravi S
Indore, India464 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Just fascinating to see old age paintings in the shelters, caves.
Difficult to understand how they were made on rocks at height.
Must visit place.
You have to pay a fee of Rs. 150 for car entry with six people.
Written 31 August 2021
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hussainnajma17
Jaipur, India90 contributions
Jan 2021
Bhimbetka is an archaeological site, 45 kms away from Bhopal. It is a very nice place for the students to learn about shelters and rock painting etc.
Written 23 February 2021
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Road Trip Lovers
6 contributions
Mar 2020
This is an awesome place for a day trip near Bhopal. There are some 15 caves with rock painting from various eras of human history. The view from the site is great and so is the drive up the hill. The place is very well organised and it ends up being a small hike around the hill as you tour through the caves.
Written 5 February 2021
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rathod2017
Bharuch, India888 contributions
May 2019
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka is located in Bhopal. must see place. worth to visit this place. historic place. well maintained.
Written 29 April 2020
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SRWelch00
New York City, NY90 contributions
Mar 2020
Was far more to this place than we had expected, it took a good two hours to go through the entire site. Fascinating, though some of the time periods involved (e.g. the "Historical" period) were not well-defined in the descriptions.
Written 21 March 2020
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HariBaskaran
New Delhi, India30 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a must-visit place for those interested in anthropology. The rock shelters were awe-inspiring.
Reaching the site was a bit of a challenge because of the poor quality of the roads. On our return, the railway track was under repairs and the railway gate was kept closed. We had to take a circuitous to get back on to the road that led to Sanchi
Not much by way of refreshments and water. The only place was near the railway gate a kilometer or so away.
Written 11 March 2020
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AB_Denker
Mysuru (Mysore), India3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Absolute must for anyone interested in history and anthropology. ASI has done a great job as usual. No book counter, though. Highly recommended if you have half a day.
Written 27 February 2020
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