Deeg

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Deeg is a town in Bharatpur district in the state of Rajasthan in India famous for its palaces built by jat rulers of Bharatpur. It was the capital of them.

Get in

Bus's frequently run from Alwar (Rs 36, 2 1/2 hours) and Bharatpur ( Rs 19, one hour). One can also reach Deeg by Train from Mathura (Rs. 8, one hour) or from Alwar (Rs. 17, 2 and half hour).

Get around

One can visit the town 'KAMAN' known for Vimal Kund and Cheel Mahal by half an hour bus travel (Rs. 10)

See

  • Deeg fort
  • Jal-Mahal palace (admission Rs 100)

Do

Now a days Deeg is famous for the three-day fair held in the month of September, when the forts of Deeg are brought to liveliness. Deeg has various kinds of palaces, the most famous among them is "Sawan-Bhadon". The palace has a hollow ceiling with rolling iron spheres in it; when water is made to flow into the ceiling, these spheres collide with each other and produce a sound like raining clouds.

Buy

Eat

Do not forget to try traditional fast foods like - Kachori and Aaloo Bhalla.

Drink

Sleep

Deeg is small and there are only a couple of places to stay, neither very exciting. Most visitors to Deeg stay at Bharatpur or Agra.

  • Motel Deeg CLOSED, 2321203. Run by RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation), the rooms are clean if very basic. Nice garden though. Rs350-400.

Contact

Get out

Bus's frequently run to Alwar (Rs 30, 2 1/2 hours) and Bharatpur ( Rs 15, one hour, half hourly). There is one direct bus to Agra (Rs50)

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