Deeg Palace Bharatpur

Bharatpur, Rajasthan has to offer a lot to tourists who are looking for a refreshing vacation to get a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The various tourist attractions like sanctuaries, palaces, forts, museums and temples provide the right sort of combination that makes an extraordinary tourist destination. The wide variety of tourist places in Bharatpur attracts almost all types of tourists. Hence, the overall count of tourist increases a lot and makes it one of the most visited tourist place in Rajasthan. However, the entire credit of high tourist count in Bharatpur can’t be given to the tourist attractions in Bharatpur. There are a number of tourist places nearby Bharatpur. Most of these places are touched by Bharatpur excursions.

The Deeg Palace, located in the North West corner is a great place to visit from Bharatpur. Boasting some splendid attractions for tourists, tour to Deeg Palace is increasingly getting popular among tourists. Deeg Palace is a palace situated near Bharatpur in Rajasthan state in India. Deeg is located 22 miles north of Bharatpur. This small town, far off the tourist trail, contains an exquisite pleasure palace that must be seen. Deeg was built by Raja Suraj Mal in the mid-18th century. The Bharatpur rajas ruled from both Bharatpur and Deeg. It was in Deeg that the Jats successfully confronted an army of 80,000, Mughal and Maratha combined. All along history, these two groups would be at each other’s throats, but now were compelled to shake hands with each other in the hope of putting an end to the alarming Jat power.

Today the town of Deeg might appear to be nothing more than a sleepy agricultural land, but just you wait until you set your eyes on the well preserved and laid out palace pavilions. The Fort and the Deeg Palace would strike you immediately as the most beautiful pieces of architecture you’ve ever seen in your life. The fort is enclosed by impressive moats, ramparts and gateways. But, tragically, the interiors of it are mostly ruined by now. Surprisingly, the colossal watch tower is still standing among the ruins. It acts as a watchman who is keeping his eye over the city and the palace. There is another obsolete big gun captured from Ahmad Shah Abdali in 1761 AD who held the fort for six months guards vantage point Midway.

Even it also has Anti-elephant spikes which shield the entrance of Deep Palace along with 12 huge towers which are standing in an erected manner. The largest among all towers is Lakha Burj located in the north-west corner. Suraj Mal Haveli is another major attraction in Deeg Palace which lures the attention of the tourists in big number.The entrance to the Deeg Fort is by a bridge in the north and through a gateway protected with anti-elephant spikes. But the most impressive part of the fort are its huge towers which stand haughtily piercing the sky.

There are 12 in all, the largest being the Lakha Burj in the north-west corner. These towers were fitted with cannons to take a good shot at any approaching enemy. The cannon of Lakha Burj is still preserved. The Suraj Mal Haveli is a nice structure, with its typical domes of the bangaldar style. This kind of a shaping is based on the Bengali curved bamboo roof, probably imported to Rajasthan by the Bengali architect of Jaipur. Many a times the Jats were derogatorily described as ‘a gang of robbers’ or ‘rustic plowmen’, but the palace complex is ample proof that there’s more aesthetic sense in the Jats than in any other self-proclaimed elitist clan.