Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Bhopal

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters | One of the best places to visit in Bhopal

LocationMiddle of the Ratapani Sanctuary, Bhopal (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsOpen every day of the week from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM the entry fee is INR 10 per Indian and INR 100 for foreigners.
Place TypeCaves, Sightseeing
Place visit withFriends, Youngsters
Best time to visitMay, June, July, August

About Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Bhimbetka Rock Shelter is the oldest known rock art in India. It is one of the largest prehistoric complexes to be seen located at the foothills of the Vindhya Mountains on the southern edge of the Central Indian Plateau. It largely displays paintings of human life that date from the Mesolithic period to the historical period. The themes and motifs depicted in these paintings, such as hunting, dance, animals, geometric figures, etc., provide insight into the cultural development of human beings. The colors used for the paintings are vegetable colors.

Architecture of Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that consists of seven hills and over 750 rock shelters distributed over 10 km (6.2 mi).

Interesting facts about Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

  1. Bhimbetka Caves was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2003.
  2. Bhimbetka Caves showcase the ancient art and rock-cut architecture of our country.
  3. It is a perfect place for art lovers.
  4. Out of 760 rock shelters found here, 500 are decorated with paintings.
  5. The cave painting here is 3,000 years old.
  6. According to Hindu mythology, the name of the cave is associated with 'Bhima', one of the Pandavas of Mahabharata.
  7. The intricate paintings on the walls introduce you to the concept of ancient art and modern art, which are beyond comparison.
  8. Pictures of seven different eras can be seen here.

How to reach Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

By Bus:- The distance between Bhimbetka Rock Shelter and Vardhman Bus Stand is 22.3 kms.

By Rail:- Barkheda Railway Station is 9.0 km away from Bhimbetka Rock Shelter.

By Air:- Raisen Airport is 75.8 km away from Bhimbetka Rock Shelter.

Nearby famous places

  • Kanha Fun City
  • Bharat Bhavan
  • DB City Mall
  • Sair Sapata
  • Birla Museum
  • Birla Mandir
  • New Market
  • Tribal Museum

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Middle of the Ratapani Sanctuary, Bhopal.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters: Open every day of the week from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM the entry fee is INR 10 per Indian and INR 100 for foreigners..

𝒜. You should visit Bhimbetka Rock Shelters during May, June, July, August months for best experience.

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