The Northern part of the district has a touch of
Bundelkhandi language and culture. The Southern belt of the district has overtone of
Marathi Language and Maharastrian culture. The rest of the district is predominantly
tribal, populated by the Gonds and Korkus. They worshipped Bada Mahadev. Their rituals are
mostly of sacrificial nature. Despite education they still believe in superstitions. The
use natural hurbs for the healthcare. There are some inistituons for classical Music like,
Bhatkhande sangeet collage at Betul. There is another group amateurs working on various
Music Directors from the research angle. An archeology museum has been working for about
fifteen years. There is a small collection of statues and sculptures recently the District
Administration has displayed information on the points of historical interests. All over
the District are scattered Monuments and relics of historical interests such as Khedla
which was the seat of the Gond Dynasty way back in the 13th century. There are other
smaller ports at Asirghad and Bhawarghad in Multai tehisil some caves have been seen which
are supposed to be the hiding place of the Pindaries.
At Bhainsdehi there is an Old Shiva Temple built of carved stones . The roof at long ago collapsed.
At present there are some beautifully carved pillars.
7 Km from Amla there are twin village of
Kazili and Kanigiya which contain old Temples of Hindus and Jains built in stone. They
appeared to be places of considerable religious importance. If excavation is carried out
here , it can result in the discovery of numerous objects of Archeological value.
At Muktagiri, there are some Jain Temples built on a hill as the name suggests the place had been sacred to the Jaines
who came here to pass their last days. The District is famous for the apprising of the
tribals against the British rule. Banjaridal a village in Betul tahisil is well known for
the martyr Vishnu Singh Gond. The District participated in the growth of freedom movement
so much so that no fewer than 50 volunteers to part in the Conference of congress at