The Rock Shelters Of Bhimbetka Bhopal Give A Glimpse Of The Previous Era!

After being amazed by Sanchi, I headed for another UNESCO world heritage site, Bhimbetka. Bhimbetka lies about 45 kms south east of Bhopal. It is an UNESCO World heritage site and is known for its pre-historic rock shelters and rock paintings.

To visit this heritage there is an entry fee of Rs 25 per person. Cameras are allowed and not charged. After paying the entry fee at the counter I headed for the rock shelters. There is a slight walk from the entrance to the sight. 

Rock Shelters Of Bhimbetka Bhopal

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Upon entering the sight, and actually seeing the rock shelters I was simply marveled. There is a continuous series of Stone Age cultures from the late Acheulian to the late Mesolithic period and also some of the world's oldest stone walls and floors.

The sight has about 15 rock shelters that are open to public to see the rest are all spread. Looking at the rock shelters made me wonder it was the same place where our fore fathers had lived and made such amazing cave paintings some thousands of years back, while they were still cave dwellers.

Walking across the shelters I noticed that most of the walls have paintings on them, and most of those paintings were more than 300,000 years old, these paintings mainly depict animals, people, and hunting scenes. 

rock shelter of bhimbetka

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The rock shelter called the “zoo rock” is very popular it has drawings of elephants, deer, bison and sambar. Some of the relatively recent paintings depict battle scenes.

Since it was my last day I just had an hour to visit this place and then head back to the hotel to pack. As I was not aware about the marvels of this place, or else I would have visited it earlier and spent more time exploring the structures and paintings.

After clicking a few pictures for keepsake, I headed towards the entrance to find an auto rickshaw to take me back to the hotel. 

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