The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003.
Bhimbetka is home to more than 500 rock shelters and caves which have a large number of paintings. The oldest paintings are considered to be 30,000 years old, but some of the geometric figures date to as recently as the medieval period. The colors used are vegetable colors which have endured through time because the drawings were generally made deep inside a niche or on inner walls. It a great place to visit for almost all age group people.
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The caves it houses have a strong aesthetic quality. Has densely wooded vegetation.
Can be crowded in peak seasons as it is visited by tourists from all over the country.
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Q. I will be in the Bhopal area the first week of April. I want to see the rock shelters at Bhimbetka but cannot find information about whether they are accessible on Mondays. I know that many attractions are closed on Mondays.