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“Very lame”

Pre-Historic Painted Rock Shelter
Ranked #18 of 21 things to do in Almora
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 not an archaeologist. I have done graffiti before, however, and I did something like this when I was twelve.

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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. but it surely gives us a glimpse into the remote past.

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.

For those with archaeological frame of mind, this is a wonderful spot.
Need to appreciate the composition of these colours which have withstood since stone age.
The subject of the painting include human figures, animals, and trees. Deer, fox and lizards are distinctly visible and human resembling figures are dancing in a row.
10-15 minutes stop at this place is all required to explore this place...
Take a break...

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 been acknowledged as the richest cave shelter preserving the scenes and activities of the primitive inhabitants of the region, which according to archaeologists belong to the Old Stone Age to the Neo Stone Age. The responsibility of Archeology department ends with display of notice board.

4  Thank Sanjay R
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