All over the world, Rewa is known as the “land of white tigers” as the first white tiger was found in Rewa. It was named Mohan by the ruling king Maharaja Martand Singh. Mohan’s progeny is now spread all over the world. Rewa, located on the central Vindhya Plateau was the capital of the Princely State of Rewa from the beginning of the 17th Century A.D. The name Rewa is derived from ‘Reva’ the ancient name of the sacred river Narmada. Rewa also had the honour of being the capital of Vindhya Pradesh. Rewa is the only place in the world where beautiful handicrafts are made from beetle nuts (supari). The fineness of the craft is such that joints are not at all visible on the finished work.
At present, Rewa is a divisional head quarter and an important centre for education and culture in Central India. It has the privilege of having the Sainik School, which is the only one in each state. This region is developing fast as an industrial belt with the presence of giants like NTPC, NCL, Jaypee Cement, ACC Cement, Prism Cement, Birla Ericsson for years and due to the entrance of multinational players like Essar Group, Reliance, KJS Cements and others. The establishment of the largest Solar Power Plant in the World and the unique White Tiger Safari in this region has transformed it into a prominent center of energy and tourism in the state of Madhya Pradesh and Central India. Four-lane connectivity of roads from Satna, Jabalpur, Allahabad & Varanasi has enhanced the pace of business & commercial activities in Rewa. The commissioning of Bansagar Dam Project and fast spread of its canal network in the region is destined to rewrite the fortune of this region.