Rewa - The Abode of White Tigers Adorned by History

May 05, 2020

Blog :: Wildlife

Waterfalls of dizzying heights, rare and beautiful white tigers, towering forts, majestic palaces and ancient temples are just few of the sights that adorn a town in the north west of Madhya Pradesh. That town is Rewa, which is another name for river Narmada.


The gifts given by Mother Nature herself


Rewa and its surroundings echo with the melodies of several waterfalls like the Keoti falls, Purva falls and the 142m high Bahuti falls to name a few. What adds to this natural beauty is the vast Mukundpur Zoo's white tiger safari - the only one in the world.

 

It was Maharaja Martand Singhji, former ruler of Rewa, who introduced white tigers to Rewa. While on a hunting expedition, he spotted a white tiger cub. After a long chase, the king and his men managed to capture the cub. Mohan, as Maharaja called it fondly, was given an open courtyard to play in the king's 150-room palace. With time, white tigers grew in numbers bringing Rewa the popularity it deserved. 

 

No doubt, this town is a favourite with nature lovers. But that's not all. Rewa is a filled-to-the-brim treasure chest of rich history.

 

Where the rich history still breathes


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