Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh – Know Indian History – Architectural Wonder – Monuments – World Heritage Sites in India

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, natural rock shelters with fine impressive display of paintings that appears to dates back to era from the Mesolithic Period right through to the historical period, are one the World Heritage Site in India.
Though even according to citation of UNSECO it was the year 1888 when Rock shelters of Bhimbetka were mentioned in Indian archeological records as the ancient Buddhist site but still all the five clusters of natural rock shelters were included on the World Heritage Site list only in the year 2003.
Situated in Vindhyan Mountains in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are accessible from Bhopal [45KM] the capital city of state. If we consider the recent history, V. S. Wakankar was the one who discovered these natural rock shelters in the 1957 and till date about 700 such shelters are indentified including 243 founded in the Bhimbetka region, which is an area of thick forest with perennial water supplies. Having the richest flora and fauna site of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka show very distinct similarities with the rock site founded at Kakadu National Park in Australia.


Vital Tourist Information : Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka India

Location : Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, World Heritage site in Madhya Pardesh are located in the thick forest areas of the Vindhyachal hills and the Satpura hills at road distance of just 45 KM from the state capital city Bhopal.


Near By City : Bhopal


State : Madhya Pradesh [India]


Region : Central India


Best Time to Visit : October to March


Spoken Languages : Hindi - Urdu - English


Interesting Information : Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka is an area of length of close to 10 KM and Width of around 3 KM have more than 700 Rock shelters out of which about 400 are having paintings, so spare a whole day for stay here.


How To Reach : Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Bhopal


Basic Travel Info : Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are accessible from Bhopal, just reach Bhopal and go on about 45 KM long road journey on the Bhopal Hoshangabad road to reach your desired World Heritage Site location.


By Train : Bhopal city is important rail halt on the Delhi - Mumbai route and for the south bond trains so there is good number of trains for getting here from various other cities.


By Bus / Road : Bhopal city enjoy a good web of roads buses ply regularly to & from cities like Indore, Ujjain, Agra and Jaipur etc.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport : Bhopal have adequate facilities for air travel. City is connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Indore and other cities via regular daily domestic flights.