The land of braves where the bravery flows in the veins of people and royalty is shown through their character; such is the charm of Rajasthan. Huge architectures, magnificent palaces, colorful culture and great exciting traditions make Rajasthan a perfect tourist destination. Tourists from all across the world visit Rajasthan to enjoy its scenic beauty under their Rajasthan tour packages.
Among all the forts and palaces in the state, Deeg Fort in Bharatpur is one of the most amazing forts in the state. The fort is built with the Rajputi architectural style which is one of its unique features. The place is located at a distance of 32 km from the main city of Bharatpur. Showing the grandeur of the bygone era of Rajput the fort was in active use till early 70’s.
History of Deeg Palace
The history of the Deeg Palace is much older than what one actually expects. Legends have that once Lord Krishna started his parikrama from Goverdhan and blessed Deeg with his auspicious presence. According to the Skand Puran the former name of Deeg was Dirgha or sometimes it was referred as Dirghapur.
According to the medieval history, Deeg used to serve as the first capital of Bharatpur state during the rule of Badan Singh in 1722. He built this palace and due to its close proximity with Agra, the palace has faced many attacks by the invaders. To protect this fort from regular attacks Surajmal, Badan Singh’s son built the strong fortress with towering walls, bastions, a deep moat and high ramparts which are still standing tall and strong.
Architecture of the Deeg Palace
The architecture of the Deeg palace dates backs to centuries back. The architecture of the place is a perfect combination of the Mughal and Rajasthani art. It was Jat king Suraj Mal who has laid the foundation of this beautiful palace back in 1730 AD. Suraj Mal was so impressed by the Mughal architectural style that his fascination towards the same can easily be seen in the fortification of Deeg Palace. There is a garden in the fort yard of the palace which resembles to that of the Charbagh, the Mughal Garden.
Built in the square shape the Deeg Palace is adorned with the nine hundred fountains. You are suggested to visit Deeg Palace during the monsoon season to view fountain running, during monsoon season on Saturdays the fountains runs. Gopal Sagar and the Rup Sagar is the two huge water tanks present in the fort. On the next to Rup Sagar tank stands the Keshav Bhavan which is comprises with five arches. This is the place where king used to spend his leisure time in monsoon season. With that he also conduct meeting with his officials here in Keshav Bhavan.
Gopal Bhavan in the fort is the place where king used to reside. From Gopal Bhavan you can get a spectacular of the gardens. Nandi Bhavan in the palace was a place of wrestling matches. There are two boat shaped edifice in Nandi Bhavan namely Sawan and Bhado. Watching all these things at ones will be a pleasing experience for your Rajasthan tourism.
Best Time To Visit Deeg Palace
Being a major tourist destination, Rajasthan is visited by the travellers round the year. Yet people love to travel to this place in the month of October to March. There are two other months when this place can be visited. These months are September and February. During these months fountains in the Deeg Palace runs.