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Deeg

The medieval setting of the lonesome town, Deeg, will set you in a time warp with its ochre-bricked colossal and Mughal designs. Deeg is a hidden gem, which is fortunately not a hype amongst tourists yet. The Deeg Palace, situated between Bharatpur and Bahaj, was built by Maharaja Badan Singh in the 20th century as a summer retreat for the kings. It has faced several attacks but still stands gracefully overlooking a lake. The beauty of the palace is accentuated by the 900 fountains that surround it. The monumental Deeg Fort is worthy of a visit as well, but lacks maintenance. Many havelis such as Nand Bhavan and Keshav Bhavan, dot the town and maintain a similar Mughal pattern when it comes to its architectural style. It is interesting to see the town trying to hold on to the ancient glory that survives at its edge. During winters, visit the bird sanctuary at Bharatpur, just ahead of Deeg. You may chance upon the rarest species of birds while spending a lazy afternoon there. An annual fair every September is when Deeg comes to its lively spirits. If you plan a trip during this three-day affair, make sure to book your accommodation in advance. You can choose to stay either at the luxurious hotels at Deeg or the Forest Bungalows at Bharatpur to add a bit of adventure to your trip.
Saurav
Deeg is an ancient town of Bharatpur, which is even mentioned in the epic of Mahabharata. The floating palace of Deeg is one of the few structures that hark back to the rich history of the town. Travellers interested in or already travelling to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary must put Deeg on their list.Best things to do: Visit Bharatpur fort, Deeg Fort, Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryWhere to stay: Iora Guest House, Jungle LodgeHow to reach: You can catch a bus from Delhi or hire a taxi straight to DeegDelhi to Deeg distance: 196km......................................................................................................................................Places to Visit near Delhi Within 300 Kms
Sreshti Verma
Deeg is an ancient town of Bharatpur, which is even mentioned in the epic of Mahabharata. The floating palace of Deeg is one of the few structures that hark back to the rich history of the town. Travellers interested in or already travelling to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary must put Deeg on their list.
Swati Sambyal
What’s good about visiting small places is that no one tries to make an impression, everyone is just themselves; devoid of any materialistic add on. People help you, without passing any judgement. In a nutshell this is exactly what “Deeg” is like. I also visited the Deeg Jal Mahal (Deeg Palace), which is famous for the backwaters. I loved the beautiful architecture, huge jharokhas (ventilators), the waters that added reflective beauty to the palace and the artifacts. It almost took two hours to absorb the place and then after having lunch, it was time to bid adieu to this simple life.