History/City Profile

 Deeg is a town and a Municipality in Bharatpur in the state of rajasthan in India. It is situated 35 KM north of Bharatpur and 98 KM North of Agra.

In Hindu Mythology, Deeg was Situated along the Parikrama Path Of Krishna, Which Started of Goverdhan, 12 KM from Deeg. Deeg was the First Capital of the newly Carved out Jat State of Bharatpur. When Badan Singh was proclaimed its ruler in 1722 in 1730. Maharaja Surajmal erected the strong fortrees of Deeg. After Surajmal moved the capital of Bharatpur. Deeg became the second capital of the rulers of Bharatpur princely state. It is known for its number of forts, places, gardens and fountains. It is endowd with some special features of historical, archaeological & planning isterests. 

Geography :- Deeg is located at 27.470 N 77.33 E. It has an average elevation of 174 Mtr (571 feet)

Demographics :- The Population of deeg town in 2011 is recorded as 44999 persons. males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%.  Deeg has an average literacy rate of 61%

Architecture

The palace complex together with its water garden was a summer retreat for the maharajas of Bharatpur the layout comprises several palace called bhawans, interwoven within series of charbags and water gardens, the major bhawan of gopal bhawan, dewane khas or the Kishan bhawan, wrestling palace or nand bhawan, hardev bhawan, sooraj bhawan, and symmetrically pavilions of sawan and bhadon.

Language :- Brij bhasha is spoken by majority of population. Other languages spoken in the region are Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.

Lacation of Deeg is situated at the foothills of the aravalli Mountain series and is strategically located .

Attractions  :- Deeg palace with its 900 fountains , which operate twice a year during the Amavasya festivals in the Feb and Sept. Deeg palace Museum is closed on Friday.

Tourist Attractions in Deeg  :- Due to its rich history, the distict is home to some of the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan. The places that one can visit include :

1.                 Jal Mahal

2.                 Laxman Mandir

3.                 Ghantaghar

4.                 Fort

Tourist attractions in the surrounding area

1.     Goverdhan

2.     kaman (kamyavan) Palace

3.     Gopal Bhavan

4.     Adhi badrinath Temple

 

A large number of festivals and fairs are also held in place, there by giving one a good idea about the culture of Rajasthan. Jawahar Exhibition in Deeg city and Brij Festival.

Fair:-

Deeg is known for the three day fair heled in the month of September when the forts of deeg are brought to liveliness

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Webpage Last Updated on : May 2, 2016