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Pre-Historic Painted Rock Shelter

| Lakhudiyar Cave, Almora 263601, India
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nice place to see prehistoric painting

Painted Rock Shelters in Almora are a small set of cave rocks where prehistoric drawings can be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
meena1981
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Bokaro Steel City, India
Very lame

Pros: It is free and it is about a 2 minute walk from the road. Cons: Looks like a rock with... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
bigredwombat
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Plano, Texas
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Lakhudiyar Cave, Almora 263601, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Painted Rock Shelters in Almora are a small set of cave rocks where prehistoric drawings can be seen on the cave shelter walls. One can find these painted rock shelters in plenty in sites in Almora. The rock paintings have been beautifully sketched with geometrical...More

Thank meena1981
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Pros: It is free and it is about a 2 minute walk from the road. Cons: Looks like a rock with graffiti on it. Covered with what appears to be red arrows on it. Does not look pre-historic at all. To be fair, I am...More

Thank bigredwombat
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

believed to be a cave where men in the stone era lived, if one carefully sees you will find hand pained drawings of the daily lives of the people inscribed on the rock. however it has become very faint and hence is difficult to decipher....More

Thank Dishaa S
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

16 km. from Almora town towards Jageshwar. Majority of the passing vehicles do not stop at this point. It is believed that early man or cave men during the stone age used to dwell inside these cave shelters to protect themselves from animals and weather....More

Thank Gaurav V
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Skip it, not worth a stop. Or go with zero expectations. Newsflash, this is not an udiyar(cave) at all. This is just a rock. Period.

Thank Rahulpar2014
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Lakhudiyar (in kumaoni it means lakh caves) located on the bank of the river Suyal. It is about 16 km from Almora on the Almora Barechena road. The paintings reflects humans, animals etc.Most of the human figures are shown as rows of dancers. Lakhudiyar has...More

4  Thank Sanjay R
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Isolated and difficult to locate, some locals themselves are not aware about it. the number of paintings are very few - only one single Wall stretch so those who are not too keen on prehistoric artifacts can definitely give this a miss. Not much from...More

1  Thank k1tushat
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Unknown site for most of the traveller. This is commonly known as Lakhudiyar Caves and rock painting. 10 km from Almora towards jageshwar & roughly 5 km after Golu Dev temple - chitai this is easily accessible site . Though poorly signposted, no one to...More

1  Thank sanjayvora45
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Unbelievable !!!!! Real pre historic wall paintings in black, white and red, ,painted thousands of years ago, well preserved on cave hangings at Lakhudiyar, right on bank of kosi river. Unfortunately, all the chances that you will miss the site as it is not glorified....More

Thank KIRAN D
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

this place lacks maintenance . though one can easily reach here thru a well laid path , the rock paintings have been spoilt by inconsiderate locals & tourists who have smeared most of these prehistoric rock paintings with their dirty oily hands & have written...More

1  Thank RajeevDr
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