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Rewa Kund Monument

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Grand Reservoir- Grand reservoir is one of the main tourist attractions in Rewakund. Situated near Roopmati’s Pavilion. This reservoir was built to adequately provide water supply to the palace. The construction of this reservoir is a very interesting tale. It is said that the last independent ruler of Mandu once was on hunting when he chanced upon a shepherdess who was frolicking with her friends. Smitten by her beauty the ruler asked her whether she would accompany him to the palace. She agreed after much pleading on condition that she would live in a palace that faces the bellowed and revered Narmada river. Hence Baz Bahadur built the palace and the reservoir. The reservoir is about 3.2km trek south of the monuments around the village. Various other monuments are situated in this area. The Rewa Kund is a tank of sacred water from the Rewa, another name for the revered Narmada. This is where the love of the musician-prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati’s flowered. This reservoir at that time was an architectural marvel because of its design that facilitated the storage and supply of adequate water for the palace.

Palace of Baz Bahadur-Perched on the hill is the Palace of Baz Bahadur (1509), once supplied with water from this very kund or tank by a water lift, which at the time was an architectural marvel. The royal palace epitomizes an interesting confluence of Rajput and Mughal styles of construction. It was actually built well before Baz Bahadur came to power. The main part of the palace consists of a spacious open court with halls and rooms on all four sides. On the northern side of the palace, beyond the porch is a projecting eight pavilion with arches overlooking an old garden. From the terrace at the south end one can catch a glimpse of two beautiful baradaris offering a lovely view of the countryside.

Rani Roopmati’s Pavilion- Ranroopmati’s pavilion is situated on the southern end of Baz Bahadhur Palace near the edge of the fort. This monument is said to have been constructed in three different stages. Probably the construction of the pavilion started in the 15 century and then extentions were later on added to the monument. This pavilion was originally built as an army observation post. In initial years the pavilion served as a massive hall with two rooms at each end of the hall and thick slopping podium. In later years there were extension made to the western side of the podium. However the main attraction of the place is the square designed pavilion with hemispherical domes. The pavilion was a special place for the queen because she loved to gaze at the Narmada in the valley below. This monument in memory of the queen is a popular tourist destination and the sunset and the sunrise view from the pavilions is indeed awe inspiring.

The ruins or the monuments of West Reva Kund are both mystic and at the same time bear the reminiscence of Muslim ruler and shepherdess girl that started here and also ended here. The army of Baz Bahadur was no match for the approaching might Mughal army under the aegis of Akbar. While Baz Bahadur escaped to Chittogarh and in later years a fugitive, surrendered and joined Akbar’s service Rani Roopmati poisoned to avoid being captured.

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