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Introduction of Deeg

Deeg is a little known town, situated 36 km away from Bharatpur. Founded by Maharaja Suraj Mahal in the 18th century, this town served as the second capital of Bharatpur and a summer retreat for the royal family. The main attraction of the place is the Maharaja's Palace, in the centre of the town, with sprawling gardens beautified with fountains expansive courtyards. Deeg bore the brunt of battles in which Maharaja Suraj Mahl showcased the strength of his Jat empire against the combined empires of Mughals and the Marathas.

Kings of Bharatpur administered their empires both from Bharatpur as well as from Deeg. This signifies the importance of this lesser known town in Indian History. Once you lay your eyes on the the Palace pavilions and the fortification near it, you will realize the magic of the place which otherwise appears to be nothing more than an agricultural area.


Deeg Palace Garden

 
 

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Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi

 
History of Deeg

The Jats, a dynasty that dared challenge the power of the Mughals, once ruled Deeg. The living testimony to their rule is a fort constructed during the reign of Surajmal in 1730s. Surajmal was also responsible for the development of the town of Deeg. The control of Jats ended in the year 1776 following their defeat by the imperial Mughal army under Mirza Nazaf Khan. Deeg was returned after a decade, but it did not remain free for long. It was again seized, this time by new rulers, namely, the British with their unusual style of gun power and diplomacy. The British set it free not long afterwards in 1805.

 
Tourist Attraction in Deeg

North of Bharatpur is this beautiful garden town, the gardens have been laid with great care and precision, the sparkling fountains and meticulous palaces add to he beauty of this idyllic retreat of the princes of Bharatpur. The tourist can enjoy the wonderful view of this agricultural town, along with the gardens and pavilions of the palace.

Prominent tourist attractions include the following:

Gopal Bhavan:
Completed in 1760, an imaginatively designed building complex with beautifully laid gardens at its entrance and the rear overlooks the Gopal Sagar which is flanked with smaller pavilions Sawan and Bhadon. The formal gardens face a raised terrace with an arch of lustrous marble installed on a pedestal in the form of swing. This exquisite swing is a war trophy brought in by the famous Jat king Raja Suraj Mal from the Mughal court in Delhi. The spacious and well proportioned Banquet Hall has a double row of graceful pillars. The rear of the chamber is further divided by a charming sunken pool with fountains.
The Banquet hall exhibit a large collection of souvenirs, curios, and Victorian furniture. Staircases wind upstairs to the upper floors. One room has a solid black marble bed from Delhi.

Suraj Bhavan:
To the east of the main building, this palace has balconies overhanging the water. The entire palace in marble is like an airy pavilion with fine ornamentation within the apartments.

Nand Bhavan:
It is a large audience hall. Krishna Bhavan, and the ingeniously designed water works of Keshav Bhavan, with open twelve pillared pavilion are of great interest.

Deeg Fort:
The fort stands majestically over a slightly elevated point, built by Raga Suraj Mal.
The fort is enclosed by amazing gateways, pits and moats and the interiors of the fort are generally in ruins now. But the watch tower still stands in the ruins keeping an eye over the City and Palace; a gun captured from Agra fort is placed over it.
 

Deeg Fort

Deeg Fort

Deeg Palace

Deeg Palace

How to get here

By Rail:
The nearest railway station from Deeg is Bharatpur. Bharatpur is well connected with  Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai.

By Road:
Deeg is an easy day trip from Bharatpur, Agra, or Delhi by road.


By Air:
The nearest airport from Deeg is Agra (54 km)
and Jaipur (182 kms).

 
 

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