Amazing Bhimbetka

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  • Legend says Bhimbetka is derived from 'bhimbaithka' meaning 'the sitting place of Bhima', from Mahabharata
  • Out of the 760 rock shelters, 500 are adorned with paintings
  • The painting of an enormous red bison attacking a man is visible only when the sun is just right
  • Thousands years old art gallery hides amongst the massive, black boulders of Bhimbetka
  • Just 25 km from Bhimbetka situated Bhojpur, a town that houses one of the biggest shivlings in the country in its beautiful Shiva temple.

Amazing Bhimbetka

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. About 47 min drive from Bhimbetka will also take you on a tour to Bhojpur. Pay a visit to the enigmatic temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It houses around 7.5 feet high shivlingam in its sanctum. It is believed that the construction of the temple was commenced during the reign of Paramara King Bhoja.

The legend behind Bhimbetka's name

Bhimbetka, the treasure of rock shelters, is believed to be home to many over centuries. On

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What made Bhimbetka a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

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Bhimbetka - The Unusual Rock Shelters

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Ancient tales etched in unfinished monuments - Bhojpur, close to Bhopal, is nothing short of a trip back in time!

Situated on the river Betwa, Bhojpur is where history resides. The town

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Points of Interest

Auditorium Rock Shelter

Bhojpur Temple

Boar Rock

Turtle rock

Zoo Rock

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Best Season To Visit

Best Season To Visit

The best time to visit Bhimbetka is from July to April.