Deogarh is about 80 miles north-east of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. As it is at a height of about 2100 ft above sea level, it is cooler than other parts of Rajasthan.
In the olden times, 'Rawat', chief of Deogarh, was one of sixteen umraos (feudal barons) entitled to wait upon the Maharana of Udaipur, the capital of Mewar. 'Thikanas' was the name given to these type of feudal estates which were sanctioned by the ruling Maharana to a nobleman either due to blood relationship or for an act of valour.
Today, Deogarh is a famous school of miniature painting and some of the most lovely Deogarh miniatures adorn the personal collection of the present Rawat Sahib. Frescoes of this art form can also be seen on the fort walls.
Dashavatar Temple was devoted to Lord Vishnu and belongs to the Gupta period when it was known as the Panchayatan temple. This temple is the first northern Indian temple to have a shikhara or spire where here only the lower part of the shikhara is present today.
Manastambha is a group of 31 Jain temples belonging to the post-Gupta period, up to the 17th century. Panels portray scenes from Jain mythology and Tirthankara.
Chanderi is a small town famous for its Chanderi saris and some of the finest examples of Bundela Rajput and Malwa Sultanate architecture.
A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...