Rewa District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The city Rewa is the district headquarters. Rewa is also known as land of white tigers.
Rewa is one of the important districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Rewa is one of the 48 administrative districts of Madhya Pradesh with the head quarters at Rewa town. The district is bounded on the north by Uttar Pradesh, on the east and southeast by Sidhi, on the south by Shahdol, and on the west by Satna. Rewa district forms a part of Rewa division.

The district derives its name from Rewa town, the district headquarters, which is another name for Narmada River. The district with present boundary came into existence in 1950 after the promulgation of the Provinces and states (transfer of enclaves) order 1950.

The district headquarters is at Rewa town, which has a total population of 15,54,987 and an area of 6240 square kilometers.

Rewa has a great potential as a tourist hub with its historical reminiscences and forest resources. Some of the must visit places are Deorkothar, Govindgarh, Bandhavgarh and Sirmaur.

Location info:

Rewa lies between 24'18 and 25'12 north latitudes and 81'2 and 82'18 east longitudes in the north-east of the division of the same name . The district is bounded on the north and east by the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the south Sidhi district and in the west with Amarpatan and Raghurajnagar tahsils of Satna district. In shape the district can be compared to an isosceles triangle, with its base along the Satna border and the two longer arms converging towards Mauganj in east .


The climate is moderate in Bhopal. The summers are hot and winters cold. But it does not face extreme weather conditions.It rains moderately during rainy season.The weather is pleasant through out the year. The average temperature is around 25 °C (77 °F) and the humidity is quite high. Temperatures rise again up to late October when winter starts, which lasts up to early March. Winters in Bhopal are mild, sunny and dry, with average temperatures around 18 °C (64 °F) and little or no rain. The winter peaks in January when temperatures may drop close to freezing on some nights. Total annual rainfall is about 1146 mm (46 inches).

History of Rewa:

The district derives its name from Rewa town, the district headquarters, which is another name for Narmada river. The district with present boundary came into existence in 1950 after the promulgation of the Provinces and states (Transfer of ENCLAVES) order 1950. Prior to August 1947 the district along with the Raghurajnagar tahsil of the erstwhile Rewa state correspended to the north Rewa district of that state . The territones now included in the district were held by the imperral Maurya dynasty which ruled in the 3rd century B.C. In the advent of the Kalchurls from the 9th to the end of 12th century. The Baghela king driven eastwards by Ulugh Khan , brother of the emperor Alauddin in the 13th century appeared in this Baghela kings till the abdication of the Crown by the last successor of the dynasty, Martand Singh.after the country became independent, the Rewa ruler accede to the Union of India. The present Rewa district came into existence in 1950 .

The Rajas of Rewa were Rajputs of the Baghela branch of the Solanki or Chalukya clan, and claimed descent from the founder of the Anhilwara (Patan) dynasty in Gujarat.They ruled from Bandhavgarh under the first ruler Raja Vyaghradev who was direct descendant of famous Gujarati King and Warrior Vir Dhawal . The state came under British paramountcy in 1812 and remained a princely state within the Raj until India's independence in 1947.

In 1901, the population of the state was 1,327,385, showing a decrease of 12% over a decade; the population of the town that year was 24,608. Many of the inhabitants of the hilly tracts were Gonds and Kols. The estimated revenue of the state was Rs.200,000/- p.a. The staple crops were rice, millets and wheat. More than one-third of the area was covered with forests, yielding timber and lac. The state suffered from famine in 1896-1897 and again (to a lesser extent) in 1899-1900.

During the long minority of Raja Venkat Raman Singh (b.1876, ruled 1880-1918), the administration of the state was reformed. In 1901 the town boasted a high school, a "model jail" and two hospitals: the Victoria hospital and the Zenana hospital. However, it was still adjudged among the most backward areas of the country by V.P. Menon, after he visited the state in 1947.


Educational Institutions in Rewa:

Rewa has veterinary and animal husbandry college the 3rd in MP.It has also new Polytechnic college started under central govt grant.This new college has started working from 2009 Aug.Rewa has also Govt. New Science College which is up to Post Graduate studies.This college is functioning for so many years. The new DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL has started at Rewa from 2009 July.Only Rewa has sainik school in Madhya Pradesh. Rewa has also Distric Education office. near rewa city a cement plant jay pee cement (jaypee rewa plan ,jaypee bela blant , jaypee bhagwar cement plat ) is a big unit of cement.

* Sainik School in Rewa is the only Sainik School in Madhya Pradesh. It carries the honour of having the maximum number of Defence Minister's trophy for sending highest number of cadets to National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla,PUNE, MH in a batch. Sainik School's are located through out India (one in each state) that train students to become future military officers.It is a boarding school.
* Government Model Multipurpose Higher Secondary School, an autonomous educational institute. The school has been producing number of Doctors and Engineers .
* Sacred Heart Convent School is situated near the railway station of Rewa city .It has great scenic beauty .It gives pollution free environment to the students .It is affiliated to CBSE ,Delhi and is one of the best schools of the area .
* DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL (DPS) has been started in Rewa from July2009.
* Jawahar navodaya vidyalaya is situated in sirmour tehsil of was opened in 1993 first sheltered at degree college sirmour later it moved to MPEB colony sirmout and finally in its current location in chachai road in 1998. surrounded by the hills it gives pollution free and natural environment to the students.The school provides the multilateral development to enable its students to excel everywhere.
* Kendriya Vidyalaya 1 & Kendriya Vidyalaya 2 are two Kendriya Vidyalayas affiliated to HRD ministry of India and is one among best schools of the city located at civil lines behind Rajniwas.
* Jyoti Senior Secondary School is one of the best institution in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It has a distinguished record of highest number of selections in IIT's and NTSE and Olympiad Examinations. Overall this school holds the credit of academic brilliance in rewa division and M.P.
* gurukul rewa gurukul rewa near chorahata is the one of the few boarding school in rewa.It is run by katyani shikshan sansthan of Dr Geeta Banerji Family.
* BAL BHARTI SCHOOL under CBSE located at Sirmour chowk at Rewa.This is one of the best schools of Rewa.
* Frommans Memorial School is also among the leading schools of the city.
* ebenezer christian intercessor eciis the leading school in rewa
* Central Academy Senior Secondary School , Rewa (M.P.) is located in the heart of the city about 400 meters away from NH-7 Near the NCC office. The School Runs The Co-Educational Classes From Nursery, Kg, Std. I to XII under CBSE.
* The J J House school is founded by the charity project Holy World Foundation ( This charity project is founded in 2003 by the Dutch pub owner Jac v Dongen and his Indian friend Anand Pidiha. They started building a school and now they are building a hospital. The Aid money comes from people from Holland.
* Saraswati Shishu Mandir.
* And many other Govt and Private Higher Secondary Schools .
* and some ITIs for boys and girls
* Government University , Awadhesh Pratap Singh Vishvavidalaya (A.P.S University)APS University,APS University.
* Government Shyam Shah Medical College.
* Government Engineering college.
# Govt.Ayurvedic Medical college.
# Govt. Veterinary and Animal Husbandory College.
# Central Govt.sponsored New Govt.polytechnic college.
# Govt Sanskrit College.
# Govt.PG Education College.
# Govt Law College.
# No of Pvt.Education and arts and science colleges


Kamar,Hindi and other regional languages.


Rewa is basically a plateau and from the south to the north its height decreases. In the south the height of Kymore range is more than 450 meters, whereas the height of Alluvral plain of Teonthor is just 100 meters. In the district, dissected hills, ravines, plain plateau, scarp, water-fall and alluvral plain can be seen. Most of the rivers in the district intitrate from the Kymore ridges which form the watershed for the area.

The district can be divided into the four natural parts-kymore pahar, Binjh Pahar, Rewa Plateau and Lower-Northern Plain .The Huzur, Sirmour and Mauganj tahsils lie between the Kymore on the south and the Vindhyachal or Binjh pahar on the north and from what is known as Rewa plateau or uprihar. To the north of the Vindhyachal in the uprihar lies Teonther tahsils whish is quite different with regard to its physical and other features from the plateau tahsils. Rewa is basically a plateau and from the south to the north its height decreases. In the south the height of Kymore range is more than 450 meters, whereas the height of Alluvral plain of Teonthor is just 100 meters. In the district, dissected hills, ravines, plain plateau, scarp, water-fall and alluvral plain can be seen. The rain-water of the district is flown out by the tw0o assisting rivers of the Ganga, Tons or Tamas and Son. Most of the rivers in the district intitrate from the Kymore ridges which from the watershed for the area .

Since this is a limestone belt and coal is found in the nearby districts of Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli, various cement factories are nearby including in Naubasta, Bela (Satna district) and Bhagwar (Sidhi district) and the Jaypee Group has made a township known as Jaypee Nagar in Rewa.

Asia's biggest cement factory Prism cement (prev. Rasi Cement) produces near Rewa at Satna district. Various Birla Group Companies like Vindhya Tele Links, Birla Ericson Ltd are also there.

How to reach Rewa?

Nearest Railway Station:

Rewa is connected to Satna through 50 Km Rewa Satna Rail Line. Satna falls on Mumbai Howrah main line via Allahabad.

Nearest Airport:

Nearest Airports are Khajuraho and Allahabad 127 Km. Rewa has also got Air Strip at Churhat.

Road Transport:

Rewa falls in India's longest Highway NH 7 Varanasi to Kanya Kumari Via Mirzapur, Katni, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore. NH 27 To Allahabad, NH 75 From Ranchi To Gwaliar pass through Rewa.

Tourist Attraction of Rewa:

* Deorkothar - It is known for its Buddhist stupas. The Deur Kothar stupa may have been established by the Maurya king Asoka in the 3rd century BCE. In the ancient times, the site was located on the Dakshinapatha (Southern Trade Route) running east-west from Patliputra (Patna) to Pratishthana in Maharashtra through Central India. Being situated centrally amongst the famous Buddhist places like Sanchi, Sagar, Kaushambi and Sarnath, Deur Kothar used to be visited by Bhuddhist monks frequently.
* Govindgarh - Govidgarh is situated in Rewa district. There is Asia's biggest pond (Taalab) in Govind Garh.
* Keoti Fall
* Chachai Fall

Rewa district is divided in 9 Tehsil named (Gangev, Naigarhi, Sirmaur, Jawa, Teonthar, Hanumana, Hujur, Raipur Karchulian and Mauganj) where as Rewa city lies in Hujur Tehsil. Bichiya River flows from the heart of the city.

The first white tiger to be captured was not, as is often claimed, the famed Mohan. In December 1915, still a full thirty-six years prior to the capture of Mohan, Maharajah Gulab Singh of Rewa caught a white cub. At the time of capture it was approximately two-years-old and lived in captivity at the Maharajah's summer palace for another five years. The tiger was then stuffed and sent as a gift to King George V as a sign of India's loyalty to the crown. To this day white tigers are still kept at the Maharajah's summer palace which is located at Govindgarh.

In May 1951, Maharajah Shri Martand Singh was hunting in the jungles of Bandhavgarh. On 25th of May a report came that a tigress had been sighted with four cubs, one of which was white. The tigress was shot and this was followed by two of her four cubs. More by luck than planning the white cub escaped. Rules of the time allowed the shooting of a tigress with cubs and this was very common. The cub was captured and placed in Maharajah's 150-roomed palace in a large open courtyard. On the 30th May, only three days after its capture, the white cub escaped and a long hunt was organised to try and recover it. The white cub was reintroduced to a repaired courtyard where he was to live for the remainder of his life. This tiger was the famed Mohan.

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation in Rewa:

Hotel Sharkin
hotel uma residency
Bharhut Hotel
Park Hotel
Savera Hotel
Safari Regency