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The pre-historic cave paintings depict life in the Neolithic age.
Bhimbetka, Bhopal, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so bored at this place. Although I loved the shiv temple, but other than that it's just some Stones and rocks and a chair where a big guy used to sit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tastykhan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the site is UNESCO, and nice, interesting, and well-enough presented (it could use more signage, but what they have is not bad). however, we got a local guide and he was late, misinformed, and pushy. he told us there were no cave paintings in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TimTran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As told, the paintings are prehistoric and have not faded since then. There are lots of caves but visitors are allowed access to only few ones. Overall, a nice trip.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank piyushach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place Is one of its kinds, where one can spend some sole time by themselves pondering about the life in pre-historic times. The markings on the walls of the rocks are very clearly visible. The place becomes especially beautiful around monsoon times when the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank anushreesaxena18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is must visit when in Bhopal. The place is not far from Bhopal about 1. To 1..5 hrs distance. 300 rupees for car entry and 25₹ per person on foot. It is closed on Fridays. The caves are maintained and the paintings too are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank poojathakur13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On of the most gorgeous caves I've been to till today. Unlike any other caves in the world, Bhimbetka is filled with vivid illustrations of our earliest ancestors in White, red and ochre. Whether a prancing deer, dancing human or the famous Boar Rock, Bhimbetka...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Discard J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Rock shelters at Bhimbetka... India always fascinates me. For awhile I was in the Lower Paleolithic... Mesolithic age.. the simple life, the hand imprint on a wall, the rock paintings with animals and dancing figures. Involves a little walking but not too steep....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ProfIndira
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good Rock shelter and a cave situated near obedullagwnj and 45 kms from Bhopal. Some painting on wall inside the cave shows dance and hunting. As archeological servey this site is from stone era. Two hours is sufficient to visit the site. Open...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank arupd137
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Far away from the madding crowd and hidden in plain site are the rock shelters of Bhimbetka. Well sign-posted, this site provides an insight into the forgotten era of primitive mankind who sheltered in natural cavernous openings in rock formations. Its great to see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sanjivgrover2018
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

It's a reasonably well maintained archeological site, the signage is also reasonably good. The rock shelters have awesome cave paintings (paintings that appear to date from the Mesolithic Period right through to the historical period), qualifying it for a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For anywhere...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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30 November 2018|
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Response from shobhal | Reviewed this property |
It is okay to go on your own. Take a guide and better to join a group... If any available at the time or join with two three visitors. Take a taxi to reach the place.
5 May 2018|
Response from Vaishali G | Reviewed this property |
It usually takes 1.5-2 hrs to take a casual stroll around the full trail.
30 April 2018|
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Response from AkhileshR72 | Reviewed this property |
Bhopal bus stand is about one km. From Bhopal railway station. Bheembaithka bus stop is about one and half kms.from bheembaithka rock shelter. Bus available per hour.