How does Bhimbetka get its name?
“Bhimbetka” is derived from the name of one of the Pandavas – Bhim.
According to legends, Bhim took shelter in these caves during his years of exile. Therefore, the place came to be known as Bhim Baitha (sat).
Where to stay in Bhimbetka?
While there are no options to stay around, you can stay in Bhopal since it is just a few hours away.
How to reach Bhimbetka?
45 km away from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh is this UNESCO site- Bhimbetka
Bhopal is accessible from all railway stations (book on IRCTC) and it has its own airport (book on GoIbibo/MakeMyTrip) too!
Reaching here with the help of local transport is a tricky business.
You need to get into a bus from Nadra/ISBT Bus Stand in Bhopal going towards Hoshangabad, Betul, or Panchmarhi which passes Obaidullaganj.
You must get down at a bus stop ‘Highway Treat Bhimbetka’, which is 3km ahead of Obaidullaganj and walk 3kms towards the caves.
Private / Hired Vehicle:
We hired a cab since the locals too suggested the same.
Moreover, we were short on time and didn’t want to exhaust ourselves instead of exploring more.
Therefore, we chose Savaari Car Rentals to experience a hassle-free ride.
We made this decision since they are present in 98 cities, 29 states with a transparent billing system, and courteous chauffeurs who are road trip experts!