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#3 of 152 Places To Visit in Bhopal
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Bhimbetka caves and rock shelters, Bhimbetka, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462038, India
contact
+91-755-2746827
entry fee
10
per person for Indians
100
per person for foreign tourists
50
per LMV for Indians
20
per LMV for foreign tourists
100
per mini bus for Indians
400
per mini bus for foreign tourists
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timings
All days of the week
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

how to reach bhimbetka caves and rock shelters

Bhopal is the nearest airport and railhead to this place. Bhimbetka is connected to Bhopal via Bhojpur. The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are located about 45 km south east of Bhopal, on the road to Hoshangabad and can be reached by all available means of transport.

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about bhimbetka caves and rock shelters

Further down south-east, you will find a historic site hedged by the Vindhya Ranges. Bhimbetka consists of 600 rock shelters dating back to 5,500-1,000 BCE. Set in the middle of the Ratapani Sanctuary (famous for its leopards, jackals and sloth bears), the shelters stretch for some 10 km. Here lies South Asia’s richest collection of prehistoric paintings. The etchings depict the lives of the cave dwellers — they are executed in a colourful medley of reds, greens, yellows and whites.

Scenes of hunting, dancing, horse and elephant rides, animal fights, masks and household tableaux, chronicle lives long gone. Interestingly, the top crust in some paintings shows that the walls were repeatedly used. Fortunately, the colours have remained intact — thanks to the chemical reaction from the oxide present on the surface of the rocks.

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Bhimbetka Caves and Rock Shelters traveller reviews

10 Bhimbetka Caves and Rock Shelters reviews
Oh.My.God
Nov 11 2014
The best part about Bhopal is that you drive for 30 minutes and you are out of the town. A short hour’s drive from Bhopal lies Bhimbetka, a place that you may never have heard of but absolutely must visit. These prehistoric rock shelters have cave pa ...... read more
Bhimbetka
Jun 30 2014
It is pleasure to see the ancient rock . The rock art is spectacular! A must see if u visit bhopal as it takes only couple of hours to get there.It was quite a fun and all age group should see it....brilliant experience,worth to watch....
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