Deeg Palace (Jal Mahal) located at Bharatpur in Rajasthan – built in 1772
Deeg Palace is a palace 32 km from Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India as a luxurious summer resort for the rulers of Bharatpur State. The palace was in active use till the early 1970s.
Deeg was the capital of the Jat kings before they shifted to Bharatpur. Badan Singh, who came to the throne in 1721, built a palace here. Due to its strategic location and proximity to Agra, Deeg had to face repeated attacks by invaders. His son, prince Suraj Mal, began the construction of a fortress around the palace around 1730. The fort had massive walls and a deep moat to keep away raiders.
Deeg Palace is open 9 am to 5 pm except on Fridays. The nearest airports are at Agra (70 km) and Delhi (200 km). The nearest railhead is Bharatpur junction (35 km). Deeg is four hours by road from Delhi, two hours from Agra and one hour from Mathura. (PC- Rajasthan Tourism)