Bhimbetka Caves: Connect to prehistoric era of India


Prehistoric era of India

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The Bhimbetka Caves in Bhiyanpura in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh offer a walkthrough to the prehistoric era of India. The caves are like the natural gallery that treasures wall paintings from prehistoric era ranging from Upper Paleolithic to the medieval period. The exploration of these caves is no less than an adventure; one tends to time travel while looking at these mesmeric wall paintings. Apart from the art-rich rock shelters, Bhimbetka preserves the relics of citadel and mini stupas that indicate towards Buddhist influence. Several inscriptions have also been found here that are reckoned to have belonged to Sunga, Kushan and Gupta periods along with an undeciphered era. Bhimbetka is absolutely a perfect place for history buffs and indeed one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.Tourist Attractions:

Cave Paintings



Must-Do in Bhimbetka Caves:

Witness the huge figures of bison, tigers and rhinoceroses

Look out for dancing figure from Mesolithic period

Visit Bhojpur and Hoshangabad

How to Reach: Bhimbetka Caves are located at a distance of about 46kms from Bhopal. Bhopal is well-connected to other major cities of India by rail, air and road. The best way to reach Bhimbetka Caves would be to reach Bhopal first and then hire a cab/taxi for the caves.Best Time to Visit Bhimbetka Caves: October to March