The legend behind Bhimbetka's name


Destinations :: Bhimbetka


Bhimbetka, the treasure of rock shelters, is believed to be home to many over centuries. One of the residents influenced the name.

What supports this legend are the names of the villages around Bhimbetka. One village is named Pandapur while Bhiyapura is believed to be derived from Bhimpura. Legend says that the Lakhajuhar forest was once the wax (lakh) palace of the Pandavas.