Deeg Fort Overview

Ranked 7 of 9 sightseeing in Bharatpur

Deeg Fort, built by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1730 AD, is situated in the Deeg town that served as the capital of Jat rulers in the 18th century. Square in layout, this central citadel stands over a slightly elevated point and is encircled by a shallow wide moat. The walls that run along 8 km in circumference are pierced by 10 gateways and studded with 72 bastions. A gateway protected with anti-elephant strikes serves as the entrance to the fort.

Though the interiors are almost in ruins now, a watch tower still stands erect keeping an eye over the city and the palace. In all, there are 12 towers within the fort, the largest one being Lakha Burj in the northwest corner. The Suraj Mal Haveli, built in a typical bangaldar style, is also a major part of the Deeg Fort. Sprawling gardens in the fort, set on the famous 'Char Bagh' style, are well-maintained, and are often visited by locals for picnics.

The fort is flanked by a number of beautiful palaces including Gopal Bhavan, Suraj Bhavan, Nand Bhavan, Kishan Bhavan, Keshav Bhavan, Purana Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. All these palaces are collectively termed as the Deeg Palace, which is yet another popular attraction among tourists. Situated around 35 km from the city of Bharatpur, this fort can be reached by means of a private car or a cab available anywhere in the city.

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Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

Deeg Bharatpur

Deeg is a beautiful garden town situated north of Bharatpur. It has many embellished palaces that add to the beauty of the place. Known for its forts, palaces, gardens and fountains, the highlight of Deeg is an impressive fort surrounded by moats and gateways
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Akhilesh Keshap

Akhilesh Keshap2.9/5

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Beautiful palace, could be better maintained

Deeg fort is about 35km from Bharatpur and one can visit the place if one has a penchant of seeing old forts and the lifestyle of Maharajas. The palace is well maintained and one can see one area of the fort which is open to the public. Here one can see the pompous lifestyle of the Rajas and Maharajas of India. However other areas of the fort are not very well maintained and its more of a gathering place for nearby locals who can be seen gossiping around in the evening.

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