Tourist Places To Visit in And Around Rewa




Rewa, the archeological treasure trove of Madhya Pradesh is enriched with Buddhist stupas, cave paintings, dizzying waterfalls, towering forts, and ancient temples. It was ruled by the Bhaghela rulers, who excelled in music & literature and respected the environment. Later, when Maharaja Martand Singh Ju Dev was crowned the king of Rewa, he brought the white tigers to this princely state. 

Today, Rewa is one of the most beautiful divisions in Madhya Pradesh that comprises Satna, Rewa, Sidhi, and Singhrauli. In this blog, let us take you to some of the famous destinations of the northeastern province of Madhya Pradesh.

A majestic sight to the eyes

Rewa boasts several mesmerising waterfalls that offer a breathtaking experience to tourists. Cascading from an unimaginable height, these waterfalls are a must-visit destination. 

Keoti Waterfall

Known as the 24th largest waterfall in India, it is naturally created and cascades from a height of 130 meters. When you stand at the edge of the viewpoint, you can see the water going in the reverse direction due to the immense pressure of the water. It is the place where the river Mahana falls from the Rewa plateau. 

Bahuti Waterfall

Bahuti waterfall is the highest waterfall in Madhya Pradesh. Located in the valley of Mauganj, it is the place where river sellar falls to join river Bihad. The height of this waterfall is 198 meters and visiting this destination is like a rejuvenation as it is located 70 km from the city. 

Chachai Waterfall

Chachai waterfall is a destination that has been praised by former prime minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru for its charisma and beauty. It is located at a height of 130 meters and is counted among one of the highest single-drop waterfalls in India.

Purwa Waterfall

With a robust view and intense amount of water, Purwa waterfall is one of the best destinations to visit in Rewa. It is located at a height of 67 meters and descends from the height of the Rewa plateau. 

Meet the royalties

Rewa is dotted with palaces, forts, temples, and museums that still stand strong, showcasing the prosperity of the past. Each monument is carved with legends and tales.


Rewa Fort 

Salim Shah, son of Shershah, initiated the construction of a fort on the north bank of the junction of river biher and bichhiya in 1539 A.D. However after the death of his father, he left Rewa and went to Delhi and never came back. Later in 1617 A.D. when the Baghel dynasty came to Rewa, Raja Vikramaditya noticed this fort on a hunting expedition and got it completed. 

Govindgarh Palace

The summer capital of the Maharajas of Rewa, Govindgarh is a quaint destination located 19 km from Rewa. It is a magnificent building on the bank of a picturesque lake built by Maharaja Vishvanath Singh of Rewa. The subsections of this palace are known as Raghav Mahal, Badal Mahal, and Ulta Mahal. Govindgarh is also the place where the first White Tiger was ever seen. 

Vyankat Bhawan

This magnificent palace houses a tunnel 25 ft below its foundation that opens in the fort. It was built by Maharaja Venkatraman Singh and the central hall is known for the exquisite splendour of golden colour carvings. It also houses a state museum that displays 1000-year-old statues belonging to the Kulchuri period. Today, it is considered a protected monument under State Archeology. 

To the holy sites

Bhairav, Khamdeeh

This place is 25 km on the right of the Rewa-gurh road and houses a monolithic structure of four-armed Bhairav. This idol of lord Bhairav is 31 feet tall and 3.07 meters wide. The upper left hand of this statue holds a Trishul and in the lower left hand a rudraksha mala. This idol is unique due to its size and is managed as a protected monument by State Archaeology. 

Rani Ka Talab 

The main attraction of this destination is a Shiva temple that exists in the centre of talab. The lake is surrounded by six Chhatris and they offer a fascinating view of the lake when seen from a distance. This destination also has a huge temple dedicated to lord Ram and Sita that is said to be built by raja Vishwanath Singh and Rani Subhadra Kumari. 

Deur Kothar

Situated on the Rewa-Allahabad highway near Katra, this archeological site has a great history to tell. Discovered in the year 1982, these stupas are said to be about two thousand years old and belong to Ashoka's reign. You will find three large stupas carved out of clay bricks and several small stupas out of 46 different stones.

Rewa and its surroundings are enriched with the melodies of several waterfalls, spiritual sites, and magnificent palaces. Apart from this, the natural beauty of a white tiger safari at the vast Mukundpur Zoo, situated in District Satna, is another must-visit destination near Rewa.

So when you plan a trip to Madhya Pradesh, do plan a visit to this erstwhile province and learn something new about the heart of India.