Archaeological Museum : Location: Shamla Hills,Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
The State Museum of Madhya Pradesh was earlier known as Bhopal Museum. It was during the reign of Nawab Shah Jehan Begum (1868-1901) that a serious effort was made to collect rare objects for the Museum. Articles were acquired from remote corners of the world. The assortment included artistic creations from China, Tibet, Japan and Europe, besides all regions of India. Her daughter Nawab Sultan Jehan Begum (1901-1926) established King Edward Museum in 1909, in an exquisite building with colonial features, which is now known as Central Library and is located in the busy area of old Bhopal. Later the Museum was shifted to Banganga region and was known as the Bhopal Museum. It existed there for several years, till the time the new Museum building came up on Shyamla Hills and all the antiquities were shifted there.The building was designed by the Environmental Planning and Co-ordination Organization (EPCO) and constructed by Capital Project Administration (C.P.A.). Read More HERE. Visit STATE MUSEUM VIRTUAL TOUR
Bharat Bhawan : Location: J. Swaminathan Marg, Shamla Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India,
Bharat Bhavan is an autonomous multi-arts complex and museum in the state of capital Bhopal, established and funded by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Opened in 1982, facing the Upper Lake, Bhopal, it houses an art gallery, a fine art workshop, an open-air amphitheater, a studio theatre, an auditorium, a museum tribal and folk art, libraries of Indian poetry, classical music as well as folk music. The complex includes an art gallery of Indian painting and sculpture, a fine art workshop, an open-air amphitheatre (Bahirang), a studio theatre (Abhirang), an auditorium (Antarang), a museum tribal and folk art, libraries of Indian poetry, classical music as well as folk music. Besides this, Bhavan also hosts various artists and writers under its artist-in-residence program at the "Ashram". Over the years, it has also become a popular tourist attraction. Read More HERE.
The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site of the Paleolithic, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. It is located in the Raisen District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The Bhimbetka shelters exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India. At least some of the shelters were inhabited by Homo erectus more than 300,000 years ago. Some of the Stone Age rock paintings found among the Bhimbetka rock shelters are approximately 30,000 years old. The caves also deliver early evidence of dance. They were declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. The name Bhimbetka is associated with Bhima, a hero-deity of the epic Mahabharata. The word Bhimbetka is said to derive from Bhimbaithka, meaning "sitting place of Bhima". Read more HERE.