It is believed that when the five brothers, called Pandavas, were banished from their kingdom, they came here and stayed in these caves, the massive rocks seating the gigantic frame of Bhima, the second Pandava.
Further evidence, cited in support of this theory, is the resemblance in names of the nearby places with the names of the Pandavas. While Bhiyapura itself is believed to be a distortion of Bhimpura.
Executed mainly in red and white, with the occasional use of green and yellow with themes taken from the everyday events of eons ago, the scenes usually depict hunting, dancing, horse and elephant riders, animal fights, honey collection, decoration of bodies, disguises, masks and different type of animals etc.
It depicts the detail of social life during the long period of time, when man used to frequent these rock shelters.
Finally, Poloyagan Beach have rocky outcroppings and coral reefs so one should be careful in trekking them.
The sprawling caves of Bhimbetka (2405N and 76045E) are located about 45 km northeast of Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh.
The Bomba Beach, located in barangay Bomba some 2 kilometers away from the city, is also a good area for swimming and fishing, with a bomba bridge and natural coral reefs.
Ensconced amidst lush greenery in dense forests, and rocky terrain and craggy cliffs, with the lofty rocks guarding the ancient premises, the caves of Bhimbetka present a breathtaking view even from as far as Obaidullaganj, a small town in the vicinity of Bhimbetka.
Nomenclature Bhimbetka owes its name to the characters of the longest epic in the world, the Mahabharata.
Vishnu Wakankar, strayed too far from the beaten path and found himself amidst this prehistoric treasure trove.
In due course of time, the archaeological excavations yielded remains, serially from the Lower Palaeolithic Age to the Early medieval Ages.