# Place of white tiger and royal dynasty : Rewa

March 14, 2018

Rewa is a city in the north-eastern part of Madhya Pradesh state in India. It is the administrative centre of Rewa District and Rewa Division. The city lies about 420 kilometres northeast of the state capital Bhopal. Rewa derives its name from another name for the Narmada River. The territories now included in the district were held by the imperial Maurya dynasty, which ruled in the 3rd century BC. The area came under the Kalachuris from the 9th to the end of the 12th century. In the 13th century, Ulugh Khan, brother of Sultan Alauddin, drove the Baghela king east into the area, where he founded the Princely State of Rewa. This dynasty continued until the last successor, Martand Singh, abdicated and acceded rule to the Dominion of India in 1947. The present Rewa district came into existence in 1950 when the Provinces.

1. ### Govindgarh Fort

Govindgarh was considered as the summer capital of the King of Rewa which is around 13 km from the town of Rewa. Famous for its Sunderja Mangoes, Govindgarh is also known as Mini Vrindavan. It is believed that around one-third of this region was covered with dense forests and was home to various species of trees like timber and others.  This place houses numerous temples like Chowandi Temple, Ram Govind Temple and Hanuman Temple. Moreover, Panchmukhi Temple and Shiva Temple lie in proximity to each other in the Govindgarh Fort, and can also be visited.

1. ### Rewa Fort

Rewa Fort is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Rewa that was left incomplete by Salim Shah, son of Sher Shah Suri. When Maharaja Vikramaditya reached Rewa, he decided to complete the construction of the fort. Later, King Bhav Singh Ju Deo constructed the Mahamritunjay Temple within the Rewa Fort. With the help of Maharaja Pushpraj Singh, the repair works of the fort were carried out. Gujarati Kayasthas can be seen residing in the vicinity of the fort that came along Maharaja Vyaghradev in Vikram Samvat 1234.

1. ### Baghel Museum

Baghel Museum preserves the personal belongings of the Maharaja of Rewa. This museum also displays the stuffed body of the first white tiger spotted by the Maharaja of Rewa.  Besides these items, the museum also houses ancient equipment used for hunting by the Maharaja. Tourists can also view some of the military weapons in the premises of the museum.

1. ### Rani Talab

Rani Talab is among the oldest water-wells of Rewa. The Rani Talab is situated in the southern part of the city and is considered holy. The water of the well is used for many purposes such as cultivation, irrigation and fisheries. A temple of Goddess Kali is also situated on the west side of the lake.

1. ### White Tiger Reserve Safari

A sight to behold – the most amazing beauty of nature – The white tiger. A progeny of Royal Bengal Tiger that has got the amazing white hue because of a gene mutation. It is not a different species but a genuine Indian Tiger. Zoological name – Panthera Tigris-Tigris. Both the white and the yellow tigers come from the same stock but with a hereditary chromosomal change. The habit and the habitat are the same, the life cycle is the same. Normal age from 16 to 20 years. The only difference between white & yellow tiger is that the white tigers are in captivity.

1. ### Purwa Water Fall

This is awesome nice place for couple and group, round the year public come here to see fall safe place, can be reached here by bus from Rewa and also from Semariya, Rewa and Satna is nearest Railway Station to come here also auto available to reach Basaman Mama is near to visit for devotees to worship. Fall situated on Rewa Semariya road 10 Km from Semariya and 55 Km from Satna.

1. ### Raam van

Raam van is a religious destination that attracts a lot of devotees from the country. The city beams with spiritual aura that gets highlighted in its attractions. The Ram Van Temple between rewa and Satna is a symbol of that devotional faith. It is believed that Lord Rama stayed in Chitrakoot during his exile and that is why Satna has become one of the most important cities in context of Ramayana. Ram Van temple in Satna is a landmark where people come to spend some time amidst spiritual ecstasy. Inside, there is a Tulsi museum where you can see many unique artistic sculptures of ancient times found in this area.

### How reach Rewa

By Air: The nearest airports to Rewa are Khajuraho (165 km), Jabalpur (230 km), Bhopal ( Depending upon convenience, flight to any of the cities can be taken.

By Rail: Reaching Rewa by train is fairly convenient as it is well connected with most major cities of the country.

By Road: There are regular buses that run to Rewa from most major cities of the state

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