Alniya, Garadda, Gandhi Sagar Cave Paintings
The cave shelters and cave paintings of prehistoric man through stone, copper and iron ages to early history have been discovered in Hadoti. A glimpse of these ochre, green, red and white colored drawings provide an insight of the social life and the intellect of early man.
The rock shelters on the banks of Alniya river, 20 Km from Kota have some of the most primitive paintings depicting animal figures, geometrical designs and hunting scenes. The experts consider them to be as old as 25000 to 30000 years.
Large painted shelters have been found at these places, which offer a peep in to the past through the expressive artwork of early man. The overhanging ledges of the stream bank have been profusely painted and some of the biggest canvass have been found. The older paintings depict wild animals, human figures and abstract designs, whereas at some places village life and agro pastoral way of life has been shown. the painting are well protected but remote, so a knowledgeable guide will be a great help for the tourists.