Enjoy visiting the Neolithic age site of 700 rock shelters at UNESCO World Heritage Bhimbetka, and a Sun Temple with the largest Shiv Lingam in India at Bhojpur. Private guide and chauffeur ensures the proper attention, information and safety on tour.
What to Expect
Start the tour after meeting your private guide and personal chauffeur at your hotel/ airport/ railway station in Bhopal city and proceed to Bhimbetka and Bhojpur.
Bhimbetka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and lies about 50 km away from Bhopal (approx. 1.5 hrs).
Bhimbetka is known for the 700 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age. It was granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2003. The highlight here are the paintings on the walls of the caves which depict the life of the pre-historic cave-dwellers. It is mind-boggling to know that Bhimbetka is the site of earliest human dwellings dating back 35,000 years (yes, 35,000 not 3,500!).
The caves are so old that they span from the late Stone Age to the early historic period. The inhabitants of these caves over the years had created their own stone floors. A variety of implements & tools that were used at that time can be deciphered from the paintings - including hand-axes, cleavers and scrapers to remove flesh and fat from the skin of slaughter animals and the colored earth called "Ochers". There are paintings of even stone hand mills for grinding grain and nuts.
The paintings in these rock shelters give a good insight into the feelings of humans at that time – their aspirations and fears. Even though their expressions are crude in nature, one can make out scenes of domestic life – including a woman with a child or performing household chores. The other side of humans can be seen in the paintings of raids during warfare and hunting of animals. Among animals one can see outlines of what look like a horse, elephant, rhino and other animals.
Then proceed to Bhojpur, which lies between Bhopal and Bhibetka, about 25 km away. It has an unfinished sun temple called the Bhojeshwar Temple which has the largest Shiv Lingams in India. Although the temple itself looks like a ruin, it is frequented by devotees. The temple is at a slight height, and its location offers a view of the neighboring area for quite some distance.
On completion of the tour, you will be driven back to Bhopal city and dropped off at your hotel/ airport or railway station in Bhopal City.
- Visit to Bhimbetka and Bhojpur
- Private Guide
- Personal chauffeur with AC car
- Hotel pick-up and drop off in Bhopal city only
- Fuel, parking and Government taxes
What's Not Included
- Entrance ticket
- Tips and Gratuities
Know Before You Go
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users