Bhimbetka is home to some of the oldest cave paintings known to man, probably the first ever form of human expression. The rock shelters of Bhimbetka are at a distance of 45km south east of Bhopal. of which caves have paintings, which shows the life of communities from. The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains to the site bear a strong resemblance to those represented in the rock paintings.

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The oldest paintings here are up to 12, — 15, years old — although there are sources that state that drawings are even 30, years old and thus might be some of the oldest in the world.

Check Availability View Property. Home Man made wonders Archaeological wonders. The figures of this group have a schematic pauntings decorative style and are painted mainly in red, white and yellow. The cultural traditions of the inhabitants of the twenty-one villages adjacent to the site bear a strong resemblance to those represented in the rock paintings.

Bhimbetka rock shelters – Wikipedia

This is the only link to Hindu religion though, in medieval times Bhimbetka was a citadel of Buddhists. Art here is found in hundreds of caves and some 12 — 15 of these caves are open for visitors. Very late, but absolutely deserving.


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That provides the archaeologists and art historian a view of the progression of the people who lived in these rock shelters. A walkthrough these ancient naturally carved rocks surrounded by dense forests of Bhimbetka will bring alive child-like wonder in you. He visited the area with a team of archaeologists and reported several prehistoric rock shelters in Batadombalena Belilena Fa Hien Hunugalagala.

These rock shelters have been used to light fires even up to recent times by the tribals. In addition to animals there are human figures and hunting scenes, giving a clear picture of the weapons they used: They left paintings of religious symbols and rites. Scientists marvel that the paintings have remained unfaded after thousands of years. Wondermondo considers that India is the second richest centre of architectural heritage in the world after Europe and maybe no single country of the world can match it in this respect.

Bhimbetka : Rock Shelters & Cave Paintings| World Heritage site | Madhya Pradesh(MP) Tourism

I must say that it is a good initiative for the growth paintinge Indian archaeology. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka. The name — Bhimbetka — may originate from Bhima-baithka — “seat of Bhima”. Kincaid, a British India era official, first mentioned Bhimbetka in a scholarly paper in There are several systems for periodisation of Bhimbetka paintings.

Retrieved from ” https: It contains paintings from 10, BC — made by lime and from 5, — 3, BC bhimberka made by vegetable colors and iron. Category All Cultural Natural Mixed.


Rotsschuilplaatsen van Bhimbetka De schuilplaatsen in de rotsen bij Bhimbetka bevinden zich in de uitlopers van het Vindhyan gebergte, aan de zuidelijke rand van het centrale Indiase plateau. Over the time people learned to enjoy the life turning these caves into comfortable for its time shelters.

Some caves are very small but others can be large enough to take hundreds of people.

In fact, Bhimbetka has been a witness to a part of the human evolution – something very few heritage sites around the world can pride on.

Wakankarwho saw these rock formations and thought these were similar to those he had seen in Spain and France. In Bhimbetka we can follow the changes in psychological and sociological mindset of people throughout many thousands of years.


Wakankar had seen similar landscape in Italy and France and supposed that this looks like a suitable place where to look for artefacts left by ancient people. Donate Now Donate now and help preserve World Heritage sites.

Out of animals are horses.