The sprawling caves of Bhimbetka (2405'N and 76045'E) are located about 45 km northeast of Bhopal, Situated along the Bhopal-Hoshangabad highway. The northern fringes of the ancient Vindhyachal ranges are home to the extraordinary rock shelters and paintings. Bhimbetka is a natural art gallery and an archaeological treasure. The rock art of Bhimbetka has been classified into various groups on the basis of the style and subject. The superimposition of paintings shows that the same canvas was used by different people at different times.
These caves were the dwellings of the aborigines of pre-historic times, which encompass marvelous paintings from Paleolithic to Medieval era. These paintings act as a glittering edifice that showcases the progression of human race in the course of time. Most of the paintings are depicted in white and red colours along with use of yellow and green occasionally. The themes of the paintings are mostly related to dancing, hunting, elephant and horse riding, honey collection, masques and disguises, animal fighting and other household scenes.
|Bhimbetka Rock Shelters|
The Bhimbetaka Rock Shelters are a credible source of information about the pre-historic life of Indian civilization. Formerly found its mention as the Buddhist centers, this rock shelters are recognized as the dwellings of the pre-historic man during the year 1957. Bimbetka Rock shelters are classified as Lakha Juar group and Bhimbetka group, which depict an incessant progression of Stone Age cultures. These shelters are acclaimed as the oldest stone floors and wall in the entire world itself. The outstanding feature of this rock shelters are its downy nature with implausible contour, stunning tinges and feels. The paintings usually have scenes from communal dancing, burials and religious rites, their natural environment and also the process of childbirth.
|Best Time To Visit: October to May.|
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