Category: Madhya Pradesh

Bhojeshwar Temple – Bhojpur

Bhojpur is just 30km south east of Bhopal, and makes for a great stop-off point on your way back to the city if you have visited the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters in the morning.

The village is most famous for the Bhojeshwar Temple, believed to have been constructed by the 11th century Paramara king, Bhoja. It is widely believed that he also founded Bhojpur itself, and was the catalyst for constructing the now breached dams in the surrounding area.

Guide to Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Bhimbetka, 45km south-east of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, is the best known rock art region in the Indian sub-continent. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003, the area extends over 1,892 hectares covering five hills within the Vindhyan Range; Vinayka, Bhonrawali, Bhimbetka, Lakhajuar east and Lakhajuar west.