Deeg of Bharatpur in Rajasthan bears relics to the rich architectural splendor and royal legacy of Rajasthan during the ancient times. Deeg was the capital of the Jat rulers during the 18th century.

Deeg Fort

One of the prominent places of tourist interest of Deeg is the huge fort which was established in the year of 1730. The beautiful fort of the ancient place was built on a square platform by the rulers of Deeg. The fort is surrounded by a deep channel of water to prevent outsiders or enemies from entering the royal monument.

A bridge connects the fort of Deeg with the outside world. An architectural marvel of the bygone era, the towers of the Deeg fort adds to the glory and grandeur of the huge structure. The Lakha Burj tower in the north western corner of the fort draws the attention of every single tourist for its remarkable architectural construction.

The towers played an important role while fighting with the enemies. The soldiers used to shot canons at the intruders from the wide mouth of the towers. A remarkable feature of the Deeg Fort is the Suraj Mal Haveli. The well planned architecture of the huge Suraj Mal Haveli or mansion portrays the enriched artistic imagination and creative ability of the builders of the ancient times.

The structural design of the Suraj Mal Haveli bears resemblance to the carved roof made up of bamboo of Bengal. The idea of the highly ornamented and beautifully designed roof of the giant structure was borrowed from the well known architect of Bengal, Shri Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.

The excursions from Bharatpur to Deeg offer the tourists with an opportunity to explore the rich architecture of the ancient period of Rajasthan.

Last Updated on July 23, 2013