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: The best time would be from September to February.
7:00 am to 6:00 pm all through the week.
Visit the Ratapani Sanctuary only 10 kilometers away.
INR 10.00 need to be paid by Indians to gain entry while INR 100.00 is charged for foreign tourists. To park vehicles, INR 20.00 is charged while for a minibus INR 100.00 is charged.
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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

These caves lie 45 kilometers away from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and are a famous tourist destination on the Bhopal- Hoshangabad Highway. It is believed that these were the very caves where the Pandavas sought shelter when they were exiled. Dr. Vishnu Wakankar, a professor at the Vikram University in Ujjain discovered these caves while on an excavation during 1957-58. He strayed far from the site and stumbled upon these caves. One cannot afford to miss this place when one visits Madhya Pradesh.
Snehal
After Sight seeing proceed to explore Bhimbetka Rock Shelter which is approximately 25 km from Bhojpur. It is declared as UNESCO world heritage site.
Ragini Mehra
Bhimbetka in Madhya PradeshThis is literally where it all started! Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself as you discover the first traces of human existence at Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh. A UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are a must on your 2019 travel bucket list. It is believed that Bhim (from the Mahabharata) sat here during their exile and that is how the place got its name too. From the 700+ rock shelters here, over 500 are adorned with intricate paintings dating back to the at least 30,000 years and are based on the life and times then. The painting of an enormous red bison attacking a man is particularly well-known and is visible only under sunlight.
Snehal
Situated in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, Bhimbetka Rock Shelter is approximately 45 KM from Bhopal. It is declared as UNESCO world heritage site. After reaching here you can witness the glimpses of prehistoric paleolithic and mesolithic periods. You can visit seven hills and over 750 rock shelters which is spread over over 10 kilometers. It is said that some of the painting of Bhimbetka rock shelters are as old as 30,000 years.
Afsarul haq
भीमबेटका पाषाणयुगीन आश्रय स्थल होने के साथ-साथ भारतीय उपमहाद्वीप में प्राचीन जीवन को दर्शाने वाली एक अध्भुत जगह है। यह भारतीय स्थापत्यकला का अनुपम खज़ाना है। यह भोपाल से 46 किमी दक्षिण में स्थित है। भारत के प्रसिद्ध पुरातत्व विशेषज्ञ डॉ. वीएस वाकांकर ने इन गुफाओं की खोज की थी। 1958 में नागपुर जाने के रास्ते में अचानक ही दूर की एक पहाड़ी से उन्होंने इन गुफाओं को चिन्हित किया। यह पूरा छेत्र गुफाओं से भरा है। यह करीब 600 गुफाएं है। इन्ही वजह से यह यूनेस्को की विशव विरासत स्थल में अपनी जगह बना पाया है। इन में से कुछ गुफाओं में बने चित्र हज़ारो वर्ष पुराने है। भीमबेटका में पाई जाने वाली कलकीर्तिया तो तकरीबन 30,000 साल पुरानी मानी जाती है।कहते है भीमबेटका नाम महाभारत के भीम से जुड़ा हुआ है।इसकी उत्पत्ति भीमबैठका से हुई थी, जिसका अर्थ है भीम के बैठने की जगह। आर्कियोलॉजिकल सर्वे में पता चला है कि यहां बनी पत्थर की दीवारें दुनिया की सबसे प्राचीन दीवारों में से एक है। यहां के गुफाचित्र ही यहाँ का प्रमुख आकर्षण है। यह ऑस्ट्रेलिया के सवाना छेत्र और फ्रांस के आदिवासी शैल चित्रों से मिलते है, जो कालाहाड़ी मरुस्थल के बौनों द्वारा बनाये गए थे। इन गुफाओं का इस्तेमाल विभिन्न कालो में आदिमानवों ने अपने घर के रूप में किया था, इसीलिए यहां उकेरी गई पेंटिंग्स उनकी जीवनशैली और सांसारिक गतिविधियो को दर्शाती है। यह बड़े आस्चर्य की बात है कि इन पेंटिंग में जो रंग भरे गए थे वे वह कई युग होने के बाद भी वैसे ही बरकरार है।कैसे पहुंचे ➡️यहां का नज़दीकी हवाईअड्डा भोपाल है।आप चाहे तो ट्रैन से भी भोपाल आकर टैक्सी से भीमबेटका जा सकते है।पोस्ट पसंद आया हो तो अपने दोस्तों और घर परिवार वालो को ज़रूर शेयर करे ताकि उन्हें भी यात्रा से जुड़ी विचित्र जगहों के बारे में पता चले।धन्यवाद ✍️
Rishibha Aery
Among forests of teak and sal in the craggy cliffs 45km South of Bhopal, are the Bhimbetka cave shelters which belongs to the pre- historic time period.It is amazing and even hard to grasp that Bhimbetka caves have recorded the human history over some 300,000 years- or maybe even 700,000 or more years.“These caves contain the oldest known petroglyphs in the world, one of the most impressive galleries of ancient paintings”Art here is found in hundreds of caves and some 12-15 of these caves are open for visitors. Inspite of the unique value of Bhimbetka, the site is not that popular among the tourists yet. Perhaps it’s in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.Back then these hills were inhabited by a few Gonds known as the tribal people.These giant rock boulders have dark entrances in the caves.It’s more likely a forest type area filled with these giant rock structures which seems dramatic.You’ll see magnificent structures which are naturally formed through the span of time.These caves consists of various rock sculptures and a lot of paintings drawn on the walls of the caves by the early man. These paintings are generally seen in red or white colour and are a plethora of magnificent drawing skills. Many paintings are of domestic animals such as buffaloes, elephants, big cats and also small paintings of people dancing in stick figures.These Rock shelters of Bhimbetka are magnificent huge structures of the prehistoric world which are naturally formed through a long span of time and through these times it has been serving as shelters for the people.I seriously was stunned by it’s beauty which are of atleast 290,0000 years old petroglyphs, and paintings upto 15,000 years old.These caves are so magical, they take you back to the prehistoric times!