Bhimbetka Caves is an ancient archaeological site near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, India. The caves were shelters for ancient humans (some estimates put them at 100,000 years) but they are most known for their spectacular rock art. The rock shelters are full of amazing drawings made by hundreds of generations of people living in the caves- that’s right the cave art is not all from the same time. Archaeologists estimate the time the drawings were made by the kind of patterns in the artwork.
Near the modern entrance to the cave systems one can see a the outline of a small hand drawn on to the rock. Some things remain immortal.
Bhimbetka caves is a listed World Heritage site. It takes about an hour to get to the site from Bhopal. If you come early enough in the mornings it is a nice long walk on the road leading up to the caves from the highway.