Located at a distance of around 35 kms from the main
city, Deeg Fort in Bharatpur is one of the major attractions
of the city. Housing some of the most exquisite palaces,
fountains and lush gardens, Deeg fort is a marvel for
It is believed that the Deeg fort in Bharatpur played
an important role in establishing the prominence of
Jat rulers in the region. Maharaja Surajmal of Bharatpur
built the fort and it had taken a span of around ten
years for the completion of the citadel. The fort was
built in a square shape and was known to be a strategic
fort to foil attempts of invasion. A moat surrounds
the fort giving it an edge in providing safety to its
inhabitants. It is a popular belief that Maharaja Surajmal
had special affinity for Deeg and therefore he built
a number of palaces flanked by sprawling gardens.
The fort is known to have a number of palaces that
are simply majestic and exhibit beauty to the beholders.
The major palaces of the fort are Gopal Bhavan, Suraj
Bhavan, Nand Bhavan, Kishan Bhavan, Keshav Bhavan, Purana
Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. All these palaces are collectively
known as Deeg palace and are strikingly beautiful. The
fort is also famous for its sprawling gardens that are
set on the famous char bagh style that was peculiar
to Mughal architecture. The gardens in the fort are
maintained extremely well till today and locals come
to these gardens for picnics.
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