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.
If you are planning a Deogarh holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Deogarh Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Deogarh.