Bhimbetka Rock Shelters are located in Madhya Pradesh which is in Central India, It shows the history of Human settlements in the paleolithic and Mesolithic Ages. The Signs of Human settlements in this area are said to be about 100,000 Years.
These are naturally formed caves million years ago and also Rock Cave Paintings by early man’s are found here. It displays human hunting skills and animals present in those years. This Site is Given UNESCO World Heritage Status.
Bhimbetka is 45 km from Bhopal located in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh State, Paintings from the Stone Age period are found here.
In 1888 a British Officer relied on the information of local tribal people saying that there are Buddhist monuments found here and ended up here. They Called this place Bhimbetka and also referred to this place as a Buddhist site.
V.S.Wakakakar was the first Indian Archeologist who visited this place in 1957 thought that these paintings are the same as rock paintings in Spain and France and visited again along with a team of archeologists and reported Rock Shelters in 1957.
Historians and Archeologists after conducting few carbon Dating tests say that Human Settlement in this Place would be estimated at about 100,000 Years.
Bhimbetka Caves Area
This is Rock Cave Shelters, There are almost about 750 Rock Cave Shelters in this Place. The area of this Bhimbetka Rock Cave shelter is spread about 10 Kms. The Rock Art Paintings are believed to be 10,000 years old. total area in 1892 Acres and is completely Maintained by Archeological Survey Of India. Most of this area is of Sandstone rocks.
Unesco WHS Status
As, This area has recorded inhabitants at least for 100,000 years and also the Natural Formation of the Rocks and Cave Paintings made the Team of UNESCO check the criteria and later after analyzing all the Points, This being Both Cultural and Natural, It was granted Unesco World Heritage Status in 2003.
Best Season to Visit
During Winter you can witness exotic scenes and locations in Bhimbetka rock-cut caves, The Skies will be clear and also weather will be Cool. So better to visit in the months of September to January.
Entry Ticket Cost
This is Maintained by Archeological Survey of India, The Caves Opening and Closing Timings are 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM and the entry ticket cost is 30 rs for Indian and 500 for Foreigner
Tickets Should be booked online and Visit this sit for Booking payumoney
Covid 19 Restrictions
As of May 2021, Lock Down is going on in India, As Cases are increasing day by day. This Place is Temporarily Closed Now.
Bhopal is Just 45 km from Bhimbetka Rock Cut Caves, So you can multiple Sources to reach Bhopal and from there you can reach these caves by booking Taxi or Direct Buses are available.
Rooms and Cottages will be available in Bhopal, Book your rooms using Oyo or Booking.com