History of Umaria (earstwhile Bandhavgarh Tehsil) district is ancient and glorious. Bandhavgarh National Park (Tiger Reserve) and Bandhavgarh fort have been centre of attraction for indian as well as foreign tourists. If what locals say is to be believed then Lord Rama had handed over the fort of Bandhavgarh to Laxmana for keeping vigil on Lanka. Since then the place happened to be known as Bandhavgarh. With passage of time Bandhavgarh was ruled by Kalchuri Riyasat.
History of justice administration in district Umaria (Bandhavgarh) traces its origin to olden times. Some even say that it relates back to 615 A.D. Traces of olden and unique heritage of judicial system may be seen in the remnants of Bandhavgarh fort itself where in one of its parts there are traces of "Kachehari" which had been encrafted by cutting rocks. The word " Kachehari" can be seen engraved on its wall even on date.