Kathotiya Forest


Kathotia, also called Kathotiya is a small forested village that lies in the Veerpura Range and comes under Sehore Forest Division of Madhya Pradesh.

It is approx 20 kms from Bhopal and is known for the Rock paintings that are believed to be more than 17,000 years old or maybe more as the actual dates are still unclear

Kathotia is inhabited by the legendary Bhil and Bhilala Tribes who were traditionally hunters but have now settled up and are involved in agriculture in the forest area.

Today Kathotia is becoming a popular eco-tourism destination thanks to the efforts made by the Madhya Pradesh Ecotourism Development Board (MPEDB) which was constituted in the year 2005 with a mission to conserve natural resources and sustainable forest management through ecotourism.

Activities: There are plenty of activities and jungle camps that are run on a regular basis that attracts lots of tourism.

Experience a wild forest experience as you camp out in the jungle that is full of beautiful hills, verdant forests and get amazed by the variety of wildlife and natural surroundings.

Kathotia is also a preferred location for those seeking adventure like rock climbing, village walks, Mountain Climbing, Monkey Crawling etc.


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