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Deeg

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Deeg Tourism

Located in close vicinity to the city of Bharatpur, Deeg is a small town in the state of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharaja Suraj Mahal in the 18th century, Deeg served as the summer resort to the Royal family. Popular for its magnificent palaces, exquisite fortifications and desi bazaars, the town is an escape from the regular din of city life. You can soak in the rural landscape and laze in the culture. Not far from here is also located the famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which is a must visit.

Most of the travellers go on a vacation in the search of a break from their regular lives, some seek a change of culture and not just relief, Deeg could be one such place. Away from the huge crowd, it is a small and peaceful village with unbeatable landscape and opportunities to see the wonderful play of nature. Some kilometres away is Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, where you can find rare species of birds. Back in Deeg, you can spend a day lazing in the rural backdrop, living the desi way and enjoying the change in lifestyle.

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Deeg Highlights

1. Havelis

Havelis
Deeg has a number of Havelis from the late 17th and early 18th century. Hugely inspired by the Mughal architecture and designs. Most of these are built in marble and follow a common design.

2. Deeg Fort

Deeg Fort
With Roop Sagar flowing on one side and this huge, magnificent fort on the elevated coast, Deeg fort is the most favourite of tourists. Built in 1772, this fort was constructed strategically here due to the proximity with Agra.

3. Bharatpur

Bharatpur
34 km away from Deeg, Bharatpur is an half an hour ride from here. It is famous for its bird sanctuary. On a fine winter afternoon, you might get lucky and spot some rare species of birds including the Siberian crane.

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The city of Havelis

The town of Deeg in north Bharatpur is known for its forts and palaces which highlight the glory of the Jaat empire. The main attraction of this city, known to have been traversed by Lord Krishna on his Parikrama, are the magnificent Havelis which are sure to impart a royal feel to the tourists and lead them through the pages of a history book. The beauty of the town is further increased manifolds during fairs and festivals when the forts come to life along with the famous 900 fountains.

Restaurants and Local Food in Deeg

There aren't any great food joints or restaurants here. Roadside tea and snacks stalls are a must try. Having locally prepared chai - biscuit right in front of the Deeg fort, admiring the perfection of this beauty is pure bliss.
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Suggested Itinerary for Deeg

Day 1- Explore the magnificent Deeg Palace, built in the 18th century. Overnight stay in a Haveli.
Day 2- Visit the Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, a UNESCO Heritage Site about 30 km away from Deeg.

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FAQs on Deeg

What is famous about Deeg?

Economical place, less polluted.

What is not so good about Deeg?

Extremely hot in summers, not much developed yet.

Who should visit Deeg?

Deeg, though small in size, is perfect for history and art lovers. Tourists visiting Rajasthan can visit this city for its magnificent Havelis. Being close to cities like Agra, Delhi, Mathura and Jaipur, it can be a perfect for a short getaway.

What is the best time to visit Deeg?

Summers in Deeg are harsh with temperatures soaring as high as 50 degrees Celcius. As rain sets in, the city experiences relief from the scorching sun. The winters, though chilly in the evenings, come with pleasant mornings and make it a good time to visit Deeg. It is best to visit Deeg during the three-day fair which is held in September as the joy of the city is unmatchable then. The city fort is decorated so well and the entire city is wrapped in the mood of joy and celebrations.
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What is the local food in Deeg?

There aren't any great food joints or restaurants here. Roadside tea and snacks stalls are a must try. Having locally prepared chai - biscuit right in front of the Deeg fort, admiring the perfection of this beauty is pure bliss.
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What is the best way to reach Deeg?

Though a popular tourist destination now, there are few options available to reach Deeg directly. The nearest airports to the city are in Agra (74 km away) and Delhi (129 km away). There are very few trains which pass via Deeg Junction. However, you can easily reach via the Bharatpur junction. Buses for Deeg are available to Bharatpur or Mathura. There are frequent local bus services between Bharatpur and Deeg.
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How much does a package cost for Deeg?

The packages for Deeg start at INR 7000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the places near Deeg?

The top places near to Deeg are Agra which is 75 km from Deeg, Mathura which is located 34 km from Deeg, Vrindavan which is located 38 km from Deeg, Bharatpur which is located 32 km from Deeg, Delhi which is located 133 km from Deeg

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Q. Is it allowed to stay in Deeg water palace?

Rajat Jain 2 years ago
No it is not allowed to stay overnight in deeg water place.

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Kovid Kapoor 2 years ago
- The 900 fountains and Deeg palace aren't always open. Deeg palace is closed on Friday.
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