Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 4.00 PM ,
Saturday: 8.00 AM - 4.00 PM ,
Sunday: 8.00 AM - 4.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 4.00 PM
of the most well-preserved and superbly proportioned palace complex, the Deeg
water Palace is a must-visit on every tourist's itinerary.
Raja Surajmal commissioned the Deeg Water Palace to ward off the heat during the
treacherous summer months. As a result, the quadrangle-shaped palace is
surrounded by numerous fountains, gardens, shrubs, trees and two large water
tanks called Gopal Sagar and Rup Sagar which help to lower the temperature.
One of the most intriguing buildings in the
palace complex is Keshav Bhawan, the monsoon pavilion. A single-storied
baradari placed on an octagonal base, it stands right next to the Rup Sagar
tank. The structure has five arches along each side with an arcade running
around the pavilion's interior over a canal with hundreds of fountains. The canal's
walls are pierced with hundreds of minute jets that spew coloured water.
The water spray from the fountains and the jets
creates a monsoon-like ambience which is enhanced further by a unique technique
that produces thunder-like sound all around the pavilion. Hundreds of metal
balls placed strategically on the channel surrounding the roof are set rolling
with the water pressure which results in a thunderous effect.
This entire complex, sprawling with palaces and
gardens, is truly a marvel of engineering skill.