Usually, rocks are not much interesting to see unless they have some images or symbols that tell us about our ancestral behavior. Bhimbetka is one such site where you can unravel some of the pre-historic culture and lifestyle of our forefathers. It is believed and estimated that some of the rocks are 30,000 years old. This has been registered as an archeological site which is located inside the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary, in Madhya Pradesh. They have secured their position among the World Heritage sites. Now moving on to the issue of 'how to reach the site', here are some of the ways to reach the cave: by driving, it may take 8 hours. By train, it will take 10 hours: Aurangabad to Itarsi Junction by train and from there get a cab till Bhimbetka. Combination of bus and taxi may take 14 hours to reach the site, first get into a bus from Aurangabad to Indore. Then get a bus from Indore to Bhopal and from there till Bhimbetka. Select the best option and find your way to the cave. Maybe this time its your turn to discover something interesting.
Distance between Aurangabad and Bhimbetka is and the average travel time is using a cab.
Aurangabad named after Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, is a city in Maharashtra. Aurangabad means Built by the Throne'. Being a tourist hub, the city has many historical monuments of great importance.
Aurangabad is said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city. Recently, Aurangabad has been declared as Tourism Capital of Maharashtra. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
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Bhimbetka, situated in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, has been declared as UNESCO world Heritage Site. The flora and fauna of the region is of explicit beauty as is the rocky landscape. Situated in the lap of Saputara Hills, it has become a regular place for picnickers. It is globally known for its rock painting and the fact that it was one of the early settlement of mankind which can be tracked back to 30,000 years. The place is also renowned for the story of Bhim, a major character in Mahabharata, taking refuge in the very same region, during the period of his exile. The name BhimBetka is also known to be derived from the same story, its literal meaning is The Lounge of Bhim. It is also well known for the rock painting, in the primitive caves, of women, bears, tigers, hunting scenes and so on. Archeologists have so far found 700 caves from which some were also traced to Stone Age. It was mentioned as a Buddhist site for the first time in 1888. The major city around it is Bhopal. Tourists can reach Bhopal by air, road or rail ways as it is a major industrial area and well connected to other cities. From there however the tourists have to take the roadways by Cabs, rental private vehicles or by buses as is comfortable..
Bhimbetka caves are of utmost historic value as they are found dated from the very beginning of human civilization. They are usually categorized as Upper Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Chalcolithic and Medieval periods. The rock painting found in the caves are descriptive about the communal dancing, burials, child birth and religious rituals at the time. They also describe hunting, women in the society and various animals over the time. The recommended mode of transport in the region is a cab or a rental vehicle which are easily available.