The Rock Arts Society of India (RASI) has claimed that Madhya Pradesh hosts the world’s longest rock art chain near Mandsaur district near Malwa for 12 kilometers (kms) with most of its petroglyphs intact. Malwa is also home to UNESCO world heritage site at Bhimbetka 45 kms south of Bhopal. RASI is now asking the government of India to declare the Vindyan rock-shelters a National Park so the ancient piece of heritage can be protected.
The site is located inside dense forests about 35 kms from Bhanpura which is about 350 kms from Bhopal. Most carvings in the chain are of animals such as rhino, nilgai, bear, panther, elephant, monkey, turtle, and crocodile. However, demonstrating that the domestication of animals at very early times, some of the art include cow, bull, buffalo, pig, and horses. Some of the pictures also depict rituals, processions, and war scenes