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The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are located at a distance of 45 km from Bhopal. This is the perfect place for history lovers as well as nature enthusiasts. It is a world heritage site, and must be surely fitted into your itineraries while visiting Bhopal. Situated in the midst of Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary, the caves are located within the quiet and peaceful forests. The rocks within the caves are enclosed with ancient treasures. Open from 7 in the morning till 6 in the evening, the caves are filled with Monolithic, Neolithic and Mesolithic paintings. More than 1000 years old, these paintings have been on display and have not faded since then. This is the perfect place to visit, and be lost among the serene forests and the lofty mountains surrounding the caves.

Historical Context: The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site of the Paleolithic age, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. At least some of the shelters were inhabited by Homo erectus more than 100,000 years ago.Some of the Stone Age rock paintings found among the Bhimbetka rock shelters are approximately 30,000 years old.

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