Amazing Bhimbetka

Bhimbetka

Enter India’s oldest art gallery
Bhimbetka Tourism
22.9395° N, 77.6124° E

Amazing Bhimbetka

  • THE SITTING PLACE OF BHIMA

    Legend says Bhimbetka is derived from 'Bhimbaithka' meaning 'the sitting place of Bhima', from Mahabharata

  • ROCK SHELTERS

    OUT OF THE 760 ROCK SHELTERS, 500 ARE ADORNED WITH PAINTINGS

  • RED BISON ATTACKING PAINT

    THE PAINTING OF AN ENORMOUS RED BISON ATTACKING A MAN IS VISIBLE ONLY WHEN THE SUN IS JUST RIGHT

  • Thousands YEARS OLD ART GALLERY

    Thousands YEARS OLD ART GALLERY HIDES AMONGST THE MASSIVE, BLACK BOULDERS OF BHIMBETKA

  • ROCK SHELTERS

    THESE ROCK SHELTERS WERE DISCOVERED AND REVEALED TO THE WORLD BY V.S. Wakankar IN 1957

Who gave Bhimbetka its name?

Bhimbetka name

Secrets of India’s oldest caves

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cave paintings dating back to approximately 30,000 years. Rock shelters that were home to humans, millennia ago. And a rich flora and fauna surrounding these, indeed, make Bhimbetka a gift to us from our earliest ancestors.

An archaeological treasure, Bhimbetka has around 243 rock shelters. The paintings found in the rock shelters here have a striking resemblance to the ones discovered in Kakadu National Park in Australia; to the cave paintings of Bushmen in Kalahari Desert and Upper Palaeolithic Lascaux cave paintings in France.

A walkthrough these ancient naturally carved rocks surrounded by dense forests of Bhimbetka will bring alive child-like wonder in you.

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Nearby Destinations

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Plan your Travel

Reaching by Air

Reaching Mandu by Air

Bhopal (about 46 Km. from Bhimbetka) is the nearest airport connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Indore and Gwalior.

Reaching by Rail

Reaching Mandu by Rail

Bhopal, on the Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai mainline is the more convenient railhead.

Reaching by Road

Reaching Mandu by Road

Bhimbetka, situated on the Bhopal-Hoshangabad National Highway No. 69, is well connected by bus.

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