During our recent trip to Binsar, we also visited Jageshwar temples and on our way back to Almora we stopped at Barechhina village to see old rock paintings. This Photo Journey shares more about the place, rock paintings, how to reach and other things to do around Almora region of Kumaon.
Barechhina is a village in Almora district, which is 18 km from the city of Almora. This place is on highway from Almora to Munsiyari.
Please note that paintings don't look as vibrant as you see in these photographs. Photographs are processed after clicking to ensure that everyone notices these paintings. When you visit this place, it would take some time to locate these paintings.
This was on our way from Jageshwar to Almora/Binsar. I noticed lot of folks skip it, but we chose to stop and see what exactly is there in these caves. It's hardly 100 meters walk from road.
Barechhina is popularly known for its two pre-historic painted rock shelters on the banks of Suyal river. These caves have paintings of animals, humans painted with fingers in black, red and white colors and engravings of trishul and Swastika.
These caves are located on a high hill, from where you can see the river and green landscapes all around. This part of Almora is full of pine forests and Barechhina is also surrounded by pine forests.
These rock paintings have now become a tourist attraction and also a site for archaeological rock engravings being studied by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.
So it's recommended to take a halt at Rock paintings of Barechhina when driving back to Almora/Binsar from Jageshwar Temples.