Sunday, January 04, 2015

Deeg Palace

If you thought the old forts and palaces of Agra and Delhi were big, try Deeg.

It is just over 20km from the tourist magnet called Fatehpur Sirki, on the outskirts of Agra. Yet, Deeg seems to attract hardly any visitors.

On the face of it, the town appears to be yet another decrepit urban settlement in Rajasthan. You drive along the familiar dusty, dirty lanes, the same overflowing servers, past the same garbage dumps and pigs....and then you come across this massive piece of work - fortifications, lakes, gardens, pavilions and fountains, right in the middle of nowhere!

What could be the forces that led the Jat kings to invest their  attention, time & money in Deeg?



- ASI -
- Braj -

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