Reports suggest likely presence of one of the world’s oldest fossil in Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh…
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India’s art and culture are represented by its many monuments located around the country. Talika Tandon bring to you the top 10 most famous, visited monuments which are also listed by UNESCO in its World Heritage Sites List.
Discovery of new rock shelters deep inside the Amazon rainforests of Colombia reveal details about people and animals that lived here towards the end of the Ice Age and the transformation of the region
The Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh was discovered quite unintentionally but has slowly grown in significance over time.
Source: Bhimbetka: An Accidental Find
India is home to the sixth largest number of World Heritage Sites in the world and while you may not be able to travel now, you can marvel at the pictures of these magnificent places.
The cultural wing of the RSS, Sanskar Bharati, plans 100 heritage walks in honour of Wakankar. Government-run cultural institutions like Lalit Kala Akademi have scheduled year-long programmes in his honour.
World Heritage Day is celebrated across the globe with the aim of encouraging local communities and individuals to consider the importance of cultural heritage in their lives.
Bhimbetka Rock Shelter is One of India’s Best Archaeological Treasures…
India Is Home To 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. How Many Of These Did You Know?; Srishti Magan; Scoopwhoop
India is home to 36 world heritage sites, as designated by UNESCO, and each of them is a representation of India’s rich natural, cultural and architectural diversity:
1. Kaziranga National Park (Assam)
When: Designated in 1985
Why: Because of its unique natural environment that’s home to the largest concentration of one-horned rhinoceros.
2. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (Assam)
When: Designated in 1985
Why: Home to 22 of India’s most endangered mammals including tiger, pygmy hog, clouded leopard and sloth bear.
3. Mahabodhi Temple Complex (Bihar)
When: Designated in 2002
Why: One of the earliest temple constructions, and the place of enlightenment of Gautam Buddha.
4. Humayun’s Tomb (Delhi)
When: Designated in 1993
Why: Architectural innovation, including creation of Char-Bagh inspired by the description of paradise in Holy Quran.
5. Qutub Minar (Delhi)
When: Designated in 1993
Why: For its unique representation of the Islamic architectural and artistic excellence.
6. Red Fort Complex (Delhi)
When: Designated in 2007
Why: For innovative planning arrangements and architectural style, and being a symbol of Mughal power. Also houses the beautiful Moti Masjid.
7. Churches and Convents (Goa)
When: Designated in 1986
Read more from source: India Is Home To 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. How Many Of These Did You Know?
Video: Walking into the Past in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhimbetka Rock Shelters; National Geographic Traveller India
Welcome to the Stone Age version of the Louvre.
Walking through Bhimbetka Rock Shelters is like walking in a Stone Age version of the Louvre. It is the largest repository of prehistoric art in India, and also the only which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Out of an estimated 750 rock shelters, over 400 are adorned with paintings, and 15 of the best have been made accessible to tourists via walkways and signposting.
Although most of the art is between six to nine thousand years old, archaeological researchers think that the site was in use as early as 100,000 BC, well before the art of painting evolved. The most current artwork seen here dates to 400 years ago and is comparatively modern, showing kings on horseback, and sword- and shield-wielding soldiers. From that time the caves were forgotten, until everything was rediscovered by Indian archaeologists in 1957. The first archaeological dig was only in 1971.
The artwork here tells stories and provides a window into the lives of prehistoric men: there’s hunting, dancing, royal processions, the drawings are spellbinding and thought-provoking in equal measure.
Madhya Pradesh is an alluring winter holiday destination in India and these are the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh during winter 2017.
Winter is perhaps the best time to travel in India. It is when you no longer feel the wrath of summer heat so it is easier to go sight-seeing and explore those hidden corners of all your favorite destinations. Many places in the country become beautiful bounties of nature during winter. Misty landscapes, breathtaking hillocks, marvelous lakes and rivers and stunning beaches are what await you all over India during the winter season. One of the best states to visit during this season is Madhya Pradesh. It is home to some amazing temples, lovely wildlife sanctuaries and historical sites that are perfect to be explored during the winter season.
Madhya Pradesh is full of hidden gems that make for great offbeat getaways. If you are bored of the cliched holiday destinations and are looking for unusual places to visit that not many tourists have heard of, check out these offbeat places in Madhya Pradesh.
Located right at the center of the country, the geographical location of Madhya Pradesh is just one of the reasons for its sobriquet of ‘The Heart of Incredible India’. This beautiful state is home to some of the finest destinations of the country that have preserved themselves across major eras of Indian history. The culture of Madhya Pradesh combined with its historic sites make it one of the best places to get a true taste of India.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rock Shelters, the Bhimbetka, is a pleasant delight. It is absolute fun to walk the rugged path of rocks showing beautiful depictions of painting from the pre-historic times. The rocky terrain is full of sights of craggy cliffs and lofty mountains surrounding you. Besides, you learn, how early humans interacted with nature, animals, and shared their social life expression in raw fashion by using colors on rocks.
Nestled among the Vindhyachal ranges of Madhya Pradesh is Bhimbetka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a drive surrounded by lush greenery of dense forests is this rocky terrain with natural cliffs and soft rocks display.
It has archaeological records dating back to the end term of the 18th century and was completely discovered in 1947. It was noted to be a Buddhist site earlier by the local adivasis.
These 7 Bizzare UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India Are Damn Spectacular; Sukriti Mehta; PagalParrot
The UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India are not some prohibited areas but you have actually been to these places. But you never knew these places were actually UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites In India. But without any further delay, we will share our knowledge with you. But before that just give you a little detail about how these sites are selected as UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. A World Heritage Site is selected and recognized by the United Nations on the basis of its “cultural, historical, scientific or any other form of significance”. And these sites are preserved and protected by UNESCO.
There are such 35 sites in India (like Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb). But these sites we are just about to reveal are the ones that you can’t even think of it being a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
Welcome to the heart of India, Madhya, the official abode of the Maharajas and their majestic palaces. There is no state in India that is as diverse in terms of magnificent fort and palaces as Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh’s trove of culture, traditions, music and dance can be easily through its monuments. Madhya Pradesh is a must-see state of India, brimming with startling, thought-provoking and, ultimately, unforgettable attractions.
In Madhya Pradesh, one can see heritage that possesses ageless beauty Handed down by the emperors of the golden India. Major attractions of Madhya Pradesh are forts that are at least 2,000 years old, erotic sculptures that are simply incredible, Buddhist relics that hard to find, caves that hold the splendours of nature, places which depicts about the wealthy traditions of India and the painting that marks the existence of Human.
Experts dig deep into rock art history of MP’s Bhimbetaka and other heritage sites; Neeraj Santoshi; Hindustan Times
Besides Bhimbetka, other rich rock art shelters in the state do not enjoy similar protection. Foreign and Indian experts have now shown interest in studying rock art with advance research tools.
Over the years explorers and archaeologists have found rich concentration of rock art shelters at many places beyond the Bhimbetaka world heritage site in central India. Many such sites in Madhya Pradesh are now attracting attention of foreign and local experts.
Many claim that with all such finds over the decades, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as an area with one of the richest concentrations of rock art in the world. However, besides Bhimbetaka which is well protected and documented, other rich rock art shelters in the state do not enjoy similar protection and need immediate attention for their long time survival and proper scientific study.
Hyderabad: The study of rock art became popular in India after the discovery of the prehistoric Bhimbetka group of 700 rock shelters including 400 paintings, 45 kms from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, said Mr S.S. Rangacharulu, a retired senior official of Telangana state archaeology and museums department.
Bhimbetka got the Unesco world heritage tag thanks to the late archaeologist Dr V.S. Wakankar in 1957. He established the Wakankar Indological Cultural Research Trust in Ujjain
In Telangana Dr V.V. Krishna Sastry had reported a few rock paintings and sites at Regonda and Budigepalli in Karimnagar, Kokapet near Hyderabad and Mudumala in Mahbubnagar district.
“Rock art sites are classic examples to suggest the extent to which the prehistoric man had developed the aesthetic urge in him in spite of his pre-occupation in the fight against nature,” Mr Rangacharulu said.