The first spot on our schedule for the tour was Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Bhopal. This was one of the most important tourist spots in the city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a testimony to the long history of mankind. As a lover of history, I was really looking forward to visiting this place. The fact that an international organization of the stature of UNESCO had given recognition to this site underlies the importance of this place. We started early from our hotel after having a quick breakfast. The hotel staffs had made the car bookings for our trip. The car had arrived on time and we set off for our destination.
The place was rich with forests and natural resources. Thick vegetation was covering the entire archaeological site. It felt kind of eerie being in this place. I started taking a lot of photos with my newly bought camera. A lot of tourists were visiting the place. Among them there were a lot of foreigners as well. We saw the rock tortoise which is a famous spot in this site. The natural formation was very amazing to watch. We entered the cave. This was a memorable part of the whole journey. The beautiful rock paintings welcomed us into the cave. It was really amazing to see the artistic genius of the human beings who inhabited this place thousands of years ago.
The rock paintings were studied by a lot of researchers extensively. They have classified the paintings depending on which era they belong to. There were a lot of animal paintings. The paintings belonged to the Upper Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Chalcolithic, Early Historic and medieval time periods. I kept taking a lot of pictures continuously. This was a lifetime experience and I had to keep it in my album.
It was a very good trip to Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Bhopal. We all enjoyed ourselves to and from the site. The historic importance of the site and the wonderful paintings on the cave made our journey totally fruitful. The next spot on our tour schedule was the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya. We started our journey towards it.