Remains of 2000-Year-Old ‘Modern Society’ Discovered By ASI In MP’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Recently the remains of a 2000 year old society were discovered in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Rock paintings 1,500 years old and man-made water bodies about 1,800-2,000 years old have also been found in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
- According to experts, Bandhavgarh was part of an old trade route through which traders passed and used the rock-cut caves as their shelter.
- Earlier in the year 2022, about 26 Buddhist caves of second-fifth century BC were discovered from here.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
- Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is located on the Vindhya mountain range in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.
- There is a main mountain in this park called ‘Bandhavgarh’, after which it got its name Bandhavgarh.
- It was notified as a National Park in the year 1968 and declared as a Tiger Reserve in the year 1993 under Project Tiger.
- Apart from the tiger, there are leopards, wild elephants, bison, antelope, deer as well as more than 37 species of mammals.
- About 250 species of birds and about 80 species of butterflies are found in Bandhavgarh.
Source – Times of India