The lens that a traveller holds to capture a travel destination and the eyes with which a tourist does the same are different like chalk and cheese. A tourist admires while a traveller absorbs. A tourist eats a local food of the place while a traveller savours the authentic cuisine. Let that tourist in you wait and unleash that traveller in you and make this trip to Rajasthan one of your most memorable trips.

Location of Deeg

Deeg is a town and a municipality in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan and it is located at a distance of 32 kilometres north of Bharatpur. Some local people identify this place as the ancient town named Dirgha or Dirghapur In 1722 when Badan Singh became the ruler of the Jat state of Bharatpur, Deeg was announced its capital. Maharaja Suraj Mal erected the fort of Deeg in the year 1730. After he shifted the official capital to Bharatpur, Deeg became the second capital of the princely state.

History of Deeg

Deeg remains to be the first capital of the carved out Jat state by Maharaja Badan Singh in 1722. In 1730 it became the second capital of the state after Maharaja Suraj Mal moved the administrative capital to Bharatpur and erected the fort of Deeg. This is a place of immense historical significance.

How to Reach Deeg

Reaching Deeg from anywhere in north India is not much of a problem. Deeg is situated at a very convenient location and can easily be reached from Alwar, Mathura, and Bharatpur. It is best to travel to Deeg by road as there are aplenty buses that are available from Bharatpur, Jaipur, Alwar, and the national capital of New Delhi. From Alwar and Mathura slow trains are also available and you can reach Deeg. Deeg station is on the Deeg-Alwar railway route and it mainly provides freight trains.

Tourism Attraction of Deeg

'You may get excited to see the camels and the caravan of Jat tribes, but more than that the tranquillity of the forts and palaces will astonish you.

Deeg Fort

The Deeg Fort was built by Maharaja Raga Suraj Mal. The fort is at the moment a little more than a ruin and every brick of this architecture whispers the time it has seen. Listen to those whispers for they have amazing tales to tell. The fort overlooks a lake where the reflection looks horribly melancholic. When you look at that shadow you are reminded of the times when lamps used to be lit in every room of it in its time of pride. The watch tower is the only portion of the Deeg Fort that is still in a better condition than the rest of the fort. On the watch tower there is a gun that was seized from the Agra Fort.

Sawan Bhadon Palace

This palace has a commendable architecture that would actually compel you to wonder how talented the engineers of the ancient times were. The ceiling of this palace is hollow and has iron spiral pipes inside them. When water is made to flow in these iron pipes, they collide with each other and the sound that is created resembles the roaring of rain clouds.

Purana Mahal

As its name expresses, the Purana Mahal is the oldest fort of Deeg and is had been constructed as a spacious rectangular space encircled by chambers.

Nand Bhavan

It is a part of the Krishna Bhavan and the Keshav Bhavan which is also very famous for its twelve pillared pavilion.

Suraj Bhavan

This lies to the east of the main building and it is a spacious marble structure overhanging the water.

Gopal Bhavan

This 253 year old structure overlooks the Gopal Sagar. In front of the gardens there is an elevated terrace with an arch made of marble with the pedestal in the form of a swing. Jat Maharaja Suraj Mal had brought this gigantic swing as a war trophy from the Mughals in Delhi. This adds to the mighty charm of the palace.

Fairs and Festivals

The most famous fair in Deeg is the one that is held for three consecutive days in the month of September. Deeg is a destination of majestic palaces and mighty fortresses. It gives the tourists the real taste of Rajasthan and if you are a traveller who has been a part of these fairs once, you never come back without a slice of Rajasthan in your heart forever to cherish.

During this festival in the month of September the most attractive place where miraculous tourist attraction is arranged is the Sawan Bhadon palace. This ceiling of this palace is hollow and it has rolling iron spheres in it. When water is made to flow inside the iron spheres they collide with each other and create a particular sound that resembles rain clouds. Sawan means rain and Bhadon means clouds. If you are present inside the palace at that time you will get the feeling of dark rain clouds roaring above your head. It is a kind of feeling very rare and this is a kind of architecture that will amaze you.

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