Offbeat Destinations in India: Deeg


Deeg is a small town situated far away from the hustle and bustle of metro cities. It is a little-known tourist destination located at a distance of 36 km from Bharatpur. Deeg is home to a number of beautiful gardens, palaces, fountains, vibrant bazaars, and invincible landscapes. Just at a few hours’ drive from Delhi, this attractive place is considered to be a part of Lord Krishna's Parikrama path. We highly recommend you book a Savaari cab to drive to this gorgeous town. Deeg was developed by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the 1730s and was once the summer abode of the royal family.

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Deeg, a place with royal palaces and an impressive fortress gives visitors the authentic experience of Rajasthan and its colourful civilisation. The people of Deeg belong to different communities, and since this place is highly influenced by Mathura, people speak the Brij language. The place, its people, and the buildings are a mere reflection of the culture of this place. Deeg is also famous for the city fair that is held in September for three days. During this period, all the forts of the town are wonderfully decorated for the yearly fair.

Apart from the charming location, the palaces, and gardens, the serenity of this town will leave you speechless. Deeg Fort, a Fort built by Maharaja Suraj Mal is worth exploring for its relevance in the bygone era. Mughal Charbagh highly influences this fort's design and concept. Though most parts of the fort are in ruins, the watch towers are still in good condition. The 70 foot tall watch towers offers an incredible bird’s eye view of the town. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a world heritage site and a home to around 200 species of colourful birds. It is highly recommended for die-hard forest and animal enthusiasts.

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Deeg Palace is the prime monument of this town which attracts a large number of tourists. The 500-900 fountains are the major attractions of this palace beside the beautiful gardens and water palaces. The Palace embodies the elements of both Mughal and Rajput in its designs and architecture. Gopal Bhawan was the residence of the King and the char-bagh could be viewed satisfactorily from the bhawan. It is the main and the largest of all the bhawans which will leave you enthralled. An illustrious marble installed in the form of swing is believed to have been taken from Delhi by the Jat King Suraj Mal.

Suraj Bhawan lies beyond Gopal Bhawan and is made up of marble with balconies overhanging the water. This palace known for its amazing interiors is a must visit place. The fountains are not always functional as they require a huge quantity of water. Besides the heritage sites and historical spots, there are a number of magnificent Havelis in Deeg that can be visited. Deeg is a perfect place for history and art lovers with some incredible architecture of historical relevance.

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Winter is the best time to visit Deeg because of the pleasant climate during the day. As it occurs in the desert regions, the evening can become quite chilly. The closest airport is in Agra, located at a distance of 72 km from Deeg. You can book a cab from Delhi to reach Deeg. Bharatpur is the nearest railway station with good connectivity to Agra, Delhi, Mumbai, and Jaipur. Deeg is the easily accessible by road from Agra, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Bharatpur. The roads are decent, and the journey is quite comfortable. Happy Vacationing!