Katni Rock Paintings


Katni rock paintings

Katni in Madhya Pradesh is a meidum size old city with narrow lanes, congested market place. So far we know about this city due to presence of lime-stone furnace and railway junction. Due to offering good train connectivity option for tourists, going to visit Bandhavgarh national park, Katni gained popularity in tourism world. But what else is the introduction of this city ? Well if will approach to this city, we will notice Katni is surrounded by rocky plateau from one side and other side of city is with collection of many villages with large area of agricultural fields. It indicates that city was developed as agricultural product market and located on border where one side is good for agriculture where as other side of city is known for mining activity. Here we can find some 10000 years old rock paintings, in Jhinjhari area. This site is just adjoining to Katni collectorate building, close to collector house. It is a rocky region of city with red-sand stone presence which are used in local houses, hotels, resorts to make pathways. Till it was undiscovered, mining activities were going on and many of the paintings may have been destroyed but now it is protected area thus remaining rock painting sites are well preserved, documented and showcased for visitors. Whole Katni city lies on Bundelkhand plateau thus it is rocky and surrounding vegetation is not dense. Katni is more popular, in tourism world, as nearby railway station for visiting Bandhavgarh national park and Panna national park.

How did they discovered ?

Story behind the discovery of these rock painting site is almost similar to discovery of many other rock painting sites. Initially this was ignorant region of city due to presence of rock. Due to rocky region, human society avoids the site for establishment purpose and was used for mining purpose. In ignorance, it is believed that many painting sites were damaged and destroyed. While doing a morning walk, around this region, one knowledgeable person pass through it and noticed the paintings on rock. He took note of it and analyzed them further. On getting assured that these are ancient rock paintings, he informed the authority and get the area fenced and declared as no-mining zone. This is how current painting site was saved and available for us to visit and witness these priceless paintings.

How to reach

Katni lies in National Highway 30 (NH30) which connects Kanya Kumari to Varanasi. Due to this connection, it has direct road link with many of the important cities like Jabalpur, Nagpur, Rewa, Varanasi etc. Similarly due to railway junction, city have some very good train connection with presence of 3 important railway station which as Katni Junction, Katni Murwara and Katni South. Thus reaching this rock painting site is easy for tourists.

Through Airports Through Railway Stations Through Destinations
Jabalpur Airport = 110 km / 03:00 hr Katni Railway Stations = Within city Bandhavgarh = 100 km / 02:30 hr
Khajuraho Airport = 150 km / 3:30 hr Jabalpur Railway Station = 100 km / 2:45 hr Panna national park = 120 km / 02:30 hr
  Satna Railway Station = 100 km / 02:30 hr Khajuraho = 160 km / 03:45 hr

Climate and Weather

Katni lies in Bundelkhand region thus often seen as dry or arid region. Although its one side have lush green zone which was good for agriculture and plantation. Here we can experience all 3 seasons like winters, summers and monsoon season.

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Best time to visit

Katni is a city are thus open for tourism, throughout the year. It is close to Bandhavgarh national park (100 km) thus tourists often club it with wildlife tour. Thus best time of visiting Jhinjhari rock painting site of Katni coincides with the best time to visit of Bandhavgarh national park. As per this, we can say that best time to visit Katni rock painting site is from December to May when tourism in this region is at its peak.


Katni is a growing city and market city for agricultural products with presence of many fertile village areas thus huge population of farmers is nearby this city. At the same time it has a good service class from Indian Railways and Ordinace Factory. Presence of popular Bandhavgarh tiger reserve attracts many tourists from different corners of the world. All these factors, create good scope for hotels, restaurants and resorts. Here we can find budget to luxury hotels in city and outskirts part of Katni. Many good stay options are available close to Jhinjari rock painting site. 

Next to Katni

After visiting Katni rock painting site, we have option to visit Bandhavgarh national park, Panna national park, Bhedaghat, Khajuraho temples, Maihar temple etc. It means Katni is surrounded by popular tourist destination in all directions, falling in different category of tourism.

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