Turtle Rock


Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Bhimbetka Bus Stop): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Place Location: Close To Zoo Rock Shelter

Transportation Options: Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Bhimbetka Bus Stop, Turtle Rock is a natural rock formation situated in Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the prominent attractions in the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters Complex.

Turtle Rock in Bhimbetka is not a cave or painting of a turtle in the cave. This is a natural rock formation in the form of a turtle. Located in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, the wilderness surrounding it is breathtaking. From this rock, one can gaze at wide stretches of the wildlife sanctuary. Looking out, one begins to imagine why this was an ideal settlement ground for the earliest inhabitants of our country. The rock shelters provided ideal vantage points to observe the nearby surrounding forests, to search for food, and also to prepare against any incoming danger.

The viewpoint holds an incredible panoramic view of the countryside below which was once a thick Jungle and Bheembetka Caves were Man's refuge from the forest and animals. Only once you come here and experience the surroundings can you begin to understand what inspired our ancestors to display their creative urges on the largest and most natural of all canvases.

Timings: 7 AM - 6 PM

Bhimbetka Rock Shelter Entry: Rs. 25 for Indians, Rs. 500 for Foreigners, Rs. 100 for 2-Wheelers, Rs. 300 for Cars