Famous Tourist Places of Deeg Rajasthan
is a little known town, situated 36 km away from Bharatpur. Founded by
Maharaja Suraj Mahl 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
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.
Sights of Deeg Palace:
Suraj Mahal's Palace:
It is known to only a few avid travelers that there lies such a beautiful
palace just near to Bharatpur, which is only associated with the Bharatpur
Bird Sanctuary. Onlookers get amazed by seeing such brilliant engineering
skills portrayed through the well planned buildings and series of fountains.
It was a live palace till 1970s and still preserves the interiors as were
used by the royal family with exquisite furnishings, imported cutlery,
antique show pieces, fan-swings, king-size beds and stuffed animal skin, all
giving a feel of a royal living, which we get to witness only through
The palace represents elements of both Rajput and Mughal architecture.
There are two thrones, one in white marble kept in the southern pavilion,
while other in black marble kept on its opposite pavilion. Gopal Sagar and
Rup Sagar are two large sized tanks that water the beautifully laid out
gardens. These gardens are really unique in their planning, as they follow
certain themes. The monsoon pavilion produces sounds of thunder when it
rains, while there is a summer pavilion which is called Kehsav Bhavan. A
network of hundreds of fountains surround the flower laden gardens and its
arcades. The Gopal Bhavan offers a splendid view of the western pavilion as
well as the lush gardens.
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- Delhi Sightseeing - Jama Masjid, Red Fort,Chandni Chowk
- Trip to Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
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- Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple in Delhi
- Temple visit in Mathura
- Appreciating arhitecture of Taj Mahal in Agra
- Holy Dip at Varanasi (Ganga)
- Visit to the erotic temples of khajuraho
Just a 20 mins walk from the palace is Laxmi Mata Temple, an ancient Hindu
temple devoted to the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. A female priest who is
referred to as 'Mataji' takes care of the rituals and customs of the temple.
Enshrined are the images of various other Hindu gods like Lord Shiva,
Goddess Durga and Lord Hanuman.
Deeg is mostly for day trips, but if you have to stay here then their are
very less options available.
The best place to stay in Deeg is RTDC Midway Deeg, located near the town's
bus station. The rooms are comfortable and meals are good too, but don't
expect a lavish or stay or top end facilities here.
Getting There and Away:
Bumpy roads take you to this small town of Deeg Travel. The best mode to travel
here is bus which runs from Bharatpur, Alwar, Agra and Mathura. It takes one
hour to reach Deeg from Bharatpur and 2 ½ hours from Alwar.