Bhimbetka is surrounded by the northern fringe of the Vindhyan ranges. In this rocky terrain of dense forest and craggy cliffs there are over 600 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age with vivid paintings depicting the life of the prehistoric cave-dwellers. Executed mainly in red and white with an occasional use of green and yellow, the themes are from those bygone days depicting everyday events like hunting, dancing, playing music, horse and elephant riders, animals fighting, honey collection, decoration of bodies, masks in use and household scenes. Animals such as bison, tiger, lion, wild boar, elephant, antelope, dog, crocodiles etc., have been painted in some caves.