Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

This article is about the Dhananjay Pandey and Shivam Tiwari born in Rewa so that Rewa is known as a place of scholars as well as white tigers. One of the notable people in Rewa, is Shree Yut Shriniwas Tiwari municipality in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Rewa District.
Rewa india
Nickname(s): maneesh shop Govindgarh
Coordinates: 24°32′N 81°18′E / 24.53°N 81.3°E / 24.53; 81.3Coordinates: 24°32′N 81°18′E / 24.53°N 81.3°E / 24.53; 81.3
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Rewa
Elevation 304 m (997 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 235,422
  Rank 10th in state
  Official Bagheli
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 486001 HPO
Telephone code 07662
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP-17

Rewa  pronunciation  is a city in the north-eastern part Madhya Pradesh state in India. It is the administrative centre of Rewa District and Rewa Division. The city lies about 420 kilometres (261 mi) northeast of the state capital Bhopal and 130 kilometres (81 mi) south of the city of Allahabad. Rewa derives its name from another name for the Narmada River. Rewa is connected to Allahabad via NH 27 and Sidhi, Satna, Maihar and Varansi via NH-7. Rewa is also known as the birth place of the white tiger species known as the Bengal tiger. The world's first white tiger safari is located in Satna district of Rewa division.


Rewa has a humid subtropical climate, with cold, misty winters, a hot summer and a humid monsoon season. Summers start in late March and go on till mid-June, the average temperature being around 30 °C (86 °F), with the peak of summer in May, when the highs regularly exceed 45 °C (104 °F). The monsoon starts in late June and ends in late September. These months see about 40 inches (1025 mm) of precipitation. 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 Rewa are cold and misty with average temperatures around 15 °C (58 °F) and little rain. The winter peaks in January when temperatures may drop close to freezing on some nights. The total annual rainfall is about 1128 mm (44 inches).

Climate data for Rewa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
Average low °C (°F) 9
Average precipitation mm (inches) 28



As of 2011, Rewa had a population of about 2,354,220.[2] out of which 1,219,980 are males and 1,134,240 are females. Rewa has an average literacy rate of 53.42%, male literacy is 63.67%, and female literacy is 42.49%. In Rewa, 14.41% of the population is under 6 years old.[3]


See also: Rewa State

The district derives its name from Rewa town, the district headquarters, which is another name for the Narmada River. The district with its present boundaries 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 tehsil of the erstwhile Rewa state, corresponded to the north Rewa district of that state. The territories now included in the district were held by the imperial Maurya dynasty which ruled in the 3rd century B.C. In the advent of the Kalchuris 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 acceded to the Union of India. The present Rewa district came into existence in 1950.[4]

Before independence, hunting tiger was considered honourable in India. Once the Rewa King went for hunting, and he found very odd white coloured tiger, who was named Mohan. Later Mohan was sent to others to continue his breed and today all white tigers are Mohan's heir. This is why Rewa is much more famous in the entire State. A famous Rewa leader, Shri Nivaas Tiwari, was called White Tiger of Rewa. Authorities have planned now to make a zoo in Rewa for the name of White Tiger which has been under dispute. Now the first white tiger safari cum Zoo is established by National zoo Authority of India in "Mukundpur", which is ready for opening.

FREEDOM STRUGGLE 1906-1942 : During the latest backstage drama unfolding at the centre regarding the specified enclosure of files regarding Subash Chandra Bose case . The central committee on pre-independence files recently enlisted the series of 124 books and authors who were prevented by British Raj from doing any revolutionary activities all over India . Rewa also got to hear a truly inspiring story which was earlier unknown. Martand Press Of Rewa run by Pandit Ram Bharose Awasthi was instrumental in publishing India's first national anthem and national song 'Vande-Mataram' in 1927 which was distributed in the Tripuri session of Congress in Jabalpur.[5] This led to the seizure of printed books from Allahabad and Jabalpur and the revolutionary activities were crushed.


Rewa is home to many schools and colleges, including Sainik School Rewa, Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Government Engineering College, Rewa and Shyam Shah Medical College.

Universities and colleges

Government universities

Engineering colleges

Law colleges

  • Crime Master Law Institute
  • Government SKN (PG) College
  • Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Vidhi Mahavidyalaya
  • Janta College
  • Vidhyan Chal Mahavidyalaya

Medical colleges and Hospitals

Polytechnic colleges

Other colleges

Undergraduate colleges

  • Arun Tiwari S College
  • CSS College
  • Degree College
  • Government College, Gurh
  • Government College, Nai Garhi
  • Government College, Raipur Karchulian
  • Government Girls College
  • Government New Science College
  • Government TRS Autonomous College
  • ICVS College
  • Janta College, Gurh
  • Janta College, Janeh
  • Nature Institute Of Computer & Management Studies
  • Awadh Institute of Computer Science & Technology
  • NIC Computer & Information Technology
  • NS College
  • Rambai Smrit College
  • RBS College
  • SGS College
  • Shriyout College
  • Sic Computer College
  • SKTS College
  • SRP College
  • Sudarshan College
  • Vindhyanchal College
  • Sumit Computer College



Rewa railway station is connected to Satna through the 50 km Satna-Rewa branch line. Satna falls on the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line. Important Trains that terminates here :

  1. 12185/Rewanchal Express
  2. 12427/Rewa - Anand Vihar SF Express
  3. Rewa-Bilaspur/58230 Rewa Bilaspur Fast Pasenger
  4. Rewa-Jabalpur/11452/Rewa - Jabalpur InterCity Express

Road & Air

Nearby highways include NH 7, NH 27, and NH 75. The nearest airports are at Khajuraho, Allahabad, Jabalpur and Varanasi. Rewa doesn't have any airports however it does have the Sardar Valabh Bhai Patel Inter-State Bus Stand (New Bus Stand).

  1. Buses Available from New bus Stand

(1)Allahabad (2)Nagpur (3)Sidhi (4)Sahdol.

  1. Buses Available from the old bus stand

(1)Satna (2)Maihar

  1. In Sirmour Chouraha New Flyover was created.

Notable people

Places to visit

Bhairon Baba

Points of interest in the city include Rewa Fort and Museum, Shilpi Plaza, APS University Stadium, the Venkat Bhawan, Shiva Temple, and the Rani Talab Temple. The surrounding area is home to the Bansagar Dam, many waterfalls, and a giant statue of Shiva called "Bhairon Baba".


Major industries in Rewa are cement (Jaypee cements),cable (VTL),power generations plants (Jaypee power and Bansagar project), pharmaceuticals, paper and plastic industries.[6][7]

Jaypee groups has 2 cement plants in Rewa city Jaypee Rewa Cement Plant (JRCL) with an initial capacity of 1 million tonnes was established in 1980 and Jaypee Bela Cement Plant (JBCP) in 1996 with an initial capacity of 1.9 million tonnes.In power generation category, Bansagar hydroelectricity project adding clean 435 MW of electricity to the national grid and its reservoir, irrigating major part of the agricultural land in Rewa. India's largest solar power plant has been planned to be set-up with a capacity of 700MW. [8]


  1. "Climate: Rewa - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table -". Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. District profile of Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, Compiled By :- Suvendu Singha District Facilitator, Rewa Division MP State Planning Commission – UNICEF MP Date of compilation: 20 June 2012
  4. New Delhi, Census of India (2011). "District census hand book, Rewa (village and town directory)" (PDF). p. xvii. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  5. national archives list of ceased book 2015
  6. "Vindhya Telelinks".
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