Govindgarh Fort, Rewa
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Govindgarh Fort

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About Govindgarh Fort

Govindgarh was considered as the summer capital of the King of Rewa which is around 13 km from the town of Rewa. Famous for its Sunderja Mangoes, Govindgarh is also known as Mini Vrindavan. It is believed that around one-third of this region was covered with dense forests and was home to various species of trees like timber and others.  

This place houses numerous temples like Chowandi Temple, Ram Govind Temple and Hanuman Temple. Moreover, Panchmukhi Temple and Shiva Temple lie in proximity to each other in the Govindgarh Fort, and can also be visited.
 


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  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Karandeep Kapany

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 Reviews
  •  88 helpful votes
  •  2422 readers
  • Posted Nov 7, 2016
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Nivedith Gajapathy

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 170 photos
  • 39 Reviews
  •  514 helpful votes
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  • Posted Nov 8, 2016
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Hrish Thota

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  • Hrish Thota
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 111 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  1654 helpful votes
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  • Posted Nov 8, 2016
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Nivedith Gajapathy

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  • Nivedith Gajapathy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 170 photos
  • 39 Reviews
  •  514 helpful votes
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  • Posted Nov 8, 2016
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Nivedith Gajapathy

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 170 photos
  • 39 Reviews
  •  514 helpful votes
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  • Posted Nov 8, 2016
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Ruby Singh

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  • Ruby Singh
  • Lives in Greater Noida
  • 132 photos
  • 9 Reviews
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  • Posted Nov 7, 2016
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Mahesh Suthar

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  • Mahesh Suthar
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 221 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  316 helpful votes
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"The fabled home of the world's first white tiger"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Any wildlife lover will be able to tell you about Mohan, the world's first white tiger that was captured by maharaja of Rewa but very few people in the world know of Govindgarh which is the majestic fort where he was bred. As of today Govindgarh fort lies in tatters with half of its construction covered in weeds. The view of the lake behind the fort is breathtaking and one could spend hours sitting there, soaking the sun and Reading a book. Rumour goes that the property has now been sold to a hotel chain which will convert the neglected fort into a luxury hotel.
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Nivedith Gajapathy

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  • Nivedith Gajapathy
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A Fort that is in ruins but rich in history and heritage"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Govindgarh Fort is considered as one of the greatest attractions in the entire Rewa region in Madhya Pradesh. The fort carries a legacy of its own and was built by the Maharaja of Rewa in Govindgarh, the summer capital of the King. The fort is located in a beautiful place. The place is in ruins as it isn't maintained well though now it's going to be rebuilt into a hotel. The fort overlooks the lake.
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Hrish Thota

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"History in ruins"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Govindgarh fort is quite historic but not much visited by people as they are not aware of the importance and significance of it. This was where the first ever White tiger was captured and then reared. It's in ruins now but there is a proposal to restore its past glory soon. Hopefully that should happen soon.
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Neelima V

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  • Neelima V
  • Lives in Chennai
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"Tattered fort with great potential!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Govindgarh Fort was constructed in 1857 by Raghuraj Singh on the banks of Raghuraj sagar lake. It was in the hands of the royal family till 1984 after which it has been passed onto the tourism department. Today, it lies crumbled and broken apart. However, it is very clear that this used to be an opulent fort in its heydays.

As of now, the wooden enclosure where the women of royal family swum and took Bath is the only place that's still standing without much damage. Everything else is a safety hazard as of now. That said, there's a lot of potential to renovate and bring back some of the fort's former glory. Even otherwise, if you are a fan of ruins, do visit but stay safe.

There's a hotel just few meters down the lane where the fort is situated.
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Lakshmi Sharath

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  • Lakshmi Sharath
  • Lives in Chennai
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"Don't miss Govindgarh Fort if you love ruins"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is my favourite among all the sights in Rewa. Completely shrouded in undergrowth, the ruins here speak of the erstwhile glory of the Maharajas of Rewa. There is a beautiful lake here and it looks absolutely pretty. Sunset would be a lovely time to be here. The guide says that this is where the first white tiger, Mohan was captured. Be careful when you are walking amidst the ruins. It seems like a bhoot bangala and has a haunted feel to it. But I strongly recommend it.
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